NORTH WESTERN REGION
North western Region was set up in 2001 , has its head quarters at Ahmedabad , and caters primarily to the industrially rich hinterland of the state of Gujarat . The region is also expected to take the lead in development of Container Traffic for the upcoming ports at Pipavav, and Mundra and the existing port of Kandla.
The terminal network of the region consists of the flagship ICD Sabarmati (Ahmedabad) along with terminals at Vadodara, Gandhidham and Ankleshwar There is port Side terminals at Kandla, Mundra ,and Pipavav and a major domestic hub at Khodiyarv on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.
The ICD at Sabarmati was set up by CONCOR in September,1990 , and within span of 16 years , this ICD is handling more than 95,000 TEUs per year . The ICD is located near the Ahmedabad –Mumbai National Highway , and is connected by rail directly to Mumbai .Daily express train services between the ICD and Mumbai with transits under 24 hours have made this a vibrant and rapidly growing facility.
For domestic cargo movements ,Ahmedabad is a major source of traffic for locations such as Kanpur, Delhi, Agra , Patna, Hyderabad,Belgaum, Bangalore , Kolkata ,Chennai, Salem, Cochin, cuttack, Tata Nagar etc. These services are provided from Domestic Container Department at Khodiyar.
At port of Pipavav North west region has commenced its rail operations in November’2003 rail hinterland services to the Northern Region like TKD, DER,DDL BGKT,KKU,RDT,MB ,CPC etc for the Movement of Import Containers.
At Mundra Port North west region has commenced its rail operations in August ’2003 rail hinterland services to the Northern Region like TKD, DER,DDL BGKT,KKU,RDT,MB ,CPC etc for the Movement of Import Containers
Vadodara is also rendering the rail services for JNPT/NSICT/PPBR & MDPT. Vadodara is also having full fledged CFS facilities at Channi , where the Import container is destuffed and delivered at channi.
Gandhidham has also commenced its operations from octomber’2005 for the movement of domestic containers to Baramati , phillaur , Raipur , Kapurthala etc.
Gandhidham is also clearing the Movement of Export Containers by road to kandla Port & Mundra Port.
DCT-Ankleshwar has also commenced operations from November ‘2005 of domestic movement for Kolkata, Chennai, TKD ,CPC etc and also commenced the clearance of exim business by road up to baroda and from baroda by rail to the Port.