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Post at: Apr 23 2022

Indian Railway's First Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal

Recent Context

  • The first ‘Gati Shakti’ cargo terminal of Indian Railways’ was inaugurated in the Eastern Railway’s Asansol division.

Need of such terminals

  • Transportation by rail is most economical and energy efficient mode of transportation. 
  • The cargo facility is expected to boost railway earnings by roughly Rs 11 crore per month.

About PM Gati Shakti

  • Gati Shakti scheme or National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity plan was launched in 2021 by Government of India.
  • Its aim was to develop coordinated planning along with execution of infrastructure projects to bring down logistics costs.
  • The Prime Minister’s PM Gati Shakti is aimed at synergizing the infrastructure projects of all key infrastructure Ministries including Railways, Roadways, Waterways and Aviation for planning and coordinated execution of nation-wide infrastructure projects including all the State Governments.

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