Friday, April 28, 2006

Sical consortium to build Nagpur airport rail terminal

Chennai: The Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) has picked Chennai-based Sical Logistics-led consortium to set up a rail terminal as part of the proposed multi-modal international hub airport at Nagpur. A letter of intent has already been issued by MADC to the Sical-led team. The other member of the consortium is Nagpur-based Gupta Coal India Ltd.
The rail terminal will be developed on the build, operate and transfer (BOT) basis on a 24-hectare plot on lease for 66 years. It will have a capacity to handle 150,000 TEU (twenty equivalent units) a year. The proposed rail terminal will consist of a container freight station with neutral rail siding and will have handling infrastructure for export-import, domestic bulk and containerised cargo. These will be built in phases in line with client's needs and Sical's own container train requirements.
The terminal is expected to go operational in the first quarter of 2008-09.
28/04/06 The Hindu