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Dhamra Port signs Commercial Agreement with Indian Railways

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Dhamra Port signs Commercial Agreement with Indian Railways

November 07
12:57 2015

By Our Correspondent

BHUBANESWAR, NOV. 2: The Dhamra Port Company Limited (DPCL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ), signed a Commercial Agreement with the Union ministry of railways at its East Coast Railway (ECoR) headquarters on Sunday at Bhubaneswar.

The agreement was signed by Subrat Tripathy, director and chief executive officer of DPCL and P.C.Sahu, chief commercial manager, freight service, ECoR, Bhubaneswar, respectively.

Binayak Swain, chief commercial manager, Bijay Kumar and M.K. Misra, secretary to GM as representatives of Indian Railways and Sajal Mittra, head of Railways, APSEZ were also present on the occasion.

The agreement accords the status of Non-Government Railways (NGR) to DPCL under the Indian Railway Act, 1989. This is the first of its kind NGR status granted in the State of Odisha and only the second one across India.

Non-Government Railway Policy promulgated by the Government of India is of a recent concept by which Indian Railway encourage its strategic partners like Port and Industries to invest in creating additional Railway infrastructure as a result, the connectivity to hinterland can be extended to major Railway network.

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