A new Domestic Container Terminal of the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR), South Central Railway was inaugurated today at Nagalapalli near Hyderabad on the Hyderabad–Mumbai Rail Route. Shri G N Asthana, General Manager, South Central Railway was the Chief Guest on the occasion and unveiled the plaque to mark the inauguration of the Terminal and flagged off the first Container Train bound for New Delhi from here. Shri Anil Kumar Gupta, Managing Director, CONCOR presided over the function.Speaking on the occasion, Shri G N Asthana praised CONCOR for having lived up to the expectations that the Railway Ministry had while it was set up in 1988. Elaborating on the significance of Container Traffic, he said that global trade has been revolutionized by the advent of Container Transportation which suits the need of both rail and road traffic. The General Manager assured of all support from the Railways for CONCOR.. Shri Anil Kumar Gupta in his address said that the new Domestic Container Terminal at Nagalapalli is the first fully-planned facility of CONCOR in the country and definitely going to be one of the biggest logistics hubs in the hinterland. Elaborating on the growth of CONCOR, Shri Gupta said that there are 18 International Container Depots, 14 Domestic Container Depots and 30 Combined Depots totaling to 62 including the newly opened Nagalapalli Terminal. CONCOR has handled 2.5 Million Tonnes of freight in the previous year which is expected to increase in the current year.On the whole, about 75% of container freight traffic in the country is catered by CONCOR, he added. Shri Gupta also informed that the Domestic Container Terminal at Nagalapalli will be developed in due course as a Multi Modal Logistics Park.
Shri V.Kalyana Rama, Chief General Manager, CONCOR, South Central Region in his Welcome Address briefed on the details of the New Terminal at Nagalapalli and said that the same has been developed at a cost of Rs. 26 Crores in an area of 16 acres.This facility is meant to decongest the Sanatnagar Container Terminal to begin with and will eventually cater to the entire Domestic Container Traffic from and to Hyderabad area.Initially, the Hyderabad – Delhi Stream of Domestic Container Traffic will be operated from Nagalapalli, which has full length rail siding capable of handling a full container rake in single placement.Once the facility becomes a fully developed Multi Modal Logistics Park, for which an additional land of 64 acres is under acquisition, this Terminal is expected to also cater to export – import traffic along with the domestic.
Shri R.Dhananjayulu, Group General Manager (Commercial and Operations), CONCOR, South Central Region proposed the Vote of Thanks.A host of senior officials of South Central Railway and CONCOR were present on the occasion.