Top firms bid for DFC freight terminals
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Top firms bid for DFC freight terminals

The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL) has received bids from Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), JM Baxi Group and a joint venture of SKN Terminal-Haryana City Gas to invest in land to operate private freight terminals or multimodal logistics parks along dedicated freight corridors (DFCs) of the Indian Railways.

DFCCIL had invited bids from companies that could own and operate private freight terminals (PFTs) near stations to garner more cargo to its network.

The list of companies that participated in the pre-bid meeting include:

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone
Allcargo Logistics
Aman Warehousing
APM Terminals
Bothra Group
Central Warehousing Corporation
CMA-CGM
Concor
DP World
Gateway Rail Freight
Gopalpur Ports
Hind Terminals
Inland Road Logistics
Jindal Rail
JM Baxi Group
Kalpataru Power Transmission
Pipavav Rail Corporation
Pristine Logistics
PSA International
Shree Cement
SKN Terminal-Haryana City Gas
TVS Logistics

The company that wins the right to operate a terminal on its own or leased land will book cargo for all customers who want to load and unload cargo from that station for 30 years. For the first 10 years, the operator will have an exclusive right to handle goods at a given station, after which other users can be allowed to manage goods too.


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As revenue, the PFT operator can get handling charges as decided by the Indian Railways and other various value added services from its users.

The companies have submitted bids for 13 stations. These include four along the Eastern corridor and nine locations along the Western corridor.

The locations for which DFCCIL received bids are:

New Ateli
New Bhagega
New Bhimsen
New Chawapail
New Dadri
New Dharuhera
New Gholvad
New Gothangam
New Kanpur
New Kishangarh
New Muzaffarnagar
New Palghar
New Phulera
New Sanjali

Successful bidders from these companies will get permission from private firms to develop and manage terminals on their own land located near DFC railway stations, linked by rail. DFCCIL also has its own land parcels near the track, which it plans to develop later.

DFCCIL has invited bids to run roll-on-roll-on services between New Rewari and New Palanpur, allowing heavy and loaded trucks to move between these two points.

Image: DFCCIL has not opted for a revenue-sharing model to develop the private terminals.


Also read: Railways registers highest-ever freight loading data

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