Inland Container Depots at Amritsar – Railway
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 1241
ANSWERED ON 27.07.2018
Inland Container Depots at Amritsar
1241 Shri Shwait Malik
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether Government is planning to introduce Inland Container Depots (ICDs) at Amritsar to expand import and export of rice and many other items from Amritsar to other countries;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) & (b) No, Sir. Presently, Railways is not planning to set up Inland Container Depot at Amritsar. However, Amritsar is being planned to continue as coaching terminal. Besides being a populated city area, frequent truck movement is also not possible. Adjacent to Amritsar station, ‘Khasa’ station is being planned to be developed as a Freight Terminal and work for the same has also been sanctioned.
(c) Does not arise.