-“Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. Gati Shakti Rail Multi-Modal
Cargo Terminal, Krishnapatnam, Nellore
-2693 Tonnes of Petroleum Oil Lubricants was loaded in 50 tank Wagons and an amount of Rs. 35.36 lakhs was realized by the Division
Marching ahead with sheer commitment and relentless dedicated efforts, Vijayawada Division, South Central Railway, flagged off its first Oil rake from newly commissioned, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. Gati Shakti Rail Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal today i.e., 01st May, 2023, early hours. Recently, on 26th April, 2023. Vijayawada Division had commissioned the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) Gati Shakti Rail Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal (GCT) at Krishnapatnam, Nellore for handling Outwards Petroleum Oil Lubricants. After Commissioning of new GCT, first tanker rake carrying High Speed Diesel and Motor Spirit was dispatched to BPCL, Cherlapalli. 2693 Tonnes of Petroleum Oil Lubricants was loaded in 50 Tank Wagons and an amount of Rs. 35.36 Lakh was realized by the Division.
This is the first ever Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal commissioned in Vijayawada Division SCR. This BPCL Gati Shakti Terminal developed entirely on private land is served by Krishnapatnam Station on Venkatachalam – Krishnapatnam section of Vijayawada Division. The GCT is commissioned for handling POL outward rakes for a period of 35 years. With the flagging off its first POL rake, the operations at the new GCT have commenced today. The anticipated traffic projections for the BPCL GCT are more than 20 rakes approx. per month.
Gati Shakti Terminals are envisaged by Indian Railways with an objective to boost investment from the industry in development of additional terminals for handling Rail Cargo. These newly commissioned GCT terminals will ease the handling of freight commodities for transportation by Rail with enhanced facilities duly providing safe and secure transportation.
Shri Shivendra Mohan, Divisional Railway Manager congratulated Shri Vavilapalli Rambabu, Sr. DCM; Shri D. Narendra Varma, Sr. DOM; Operating and Commercial teams of Nellore section for commissioning the new GCT on war footing in record time. He also said that the New GCT is another jewel in the crown of Vijayawada Division with huge potential for future loading, being in the vicinity of the port. DRM also suggested the staff to explore new commodities and to expand the freight basket of the Division, apart from regular conventional traffic.