• In order to execute the last mile connectivity rail connectivity and internal rail projects of the Major Ports more effectively and efficiently a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) – The Indian Port Rail Corporation (IPRC) is incorporated under the Companies Act 2013, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India.
  • 90% of the paid-up equity of the company has been provided by the 11 Major Ports and 10% by the Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL). The Authorized Capital of the company is Rs. 500 Crore and Paid-up Capital is Rs. 100 Crore. It is also proposed that IPRCL may raise funding from Multilateral / Bi-lateral agencies and other financial institutions in future.
  • The work of the SPV will result in substantial reduction in dwell time of cargo at Ports and bring down the overall logistic cost for trade.
  • IPRCL has already undertaken 32 Projects costing around Rs.18,253 Cr.
S.No. Projects Status #Projects Project Cost in Cr.
1 Completed Projects 12 416
2 DPR Prepared 9 8859
3 DPR to be Prepared 6 5250
4 DPR under preparation 1 3200
5 Under Implementation 78 709
6 Under Tendering 4 528
Total 32 18253

List of Projects Completed:-

S.No. Name of Project Project Cost(Rs. Cr) Capacity Addition Planned (Kms)
1 Upgradation of the track 10-12-14-16-18-19-20-21- 22 and 23 at EJC yard of KoPT 47 10
2 Upgrade of existing rail network at Kolkata Dock System 9 4
3 Railway line between Marshalling Yard and Hare Island 98 12
4 Railway line at west of western yard 1 -earlier common rail yard and providing paving block platform in between new track and western yard I – Chennai 14 6
5 Providing a direct connection between OEC and Western Sector jointing at NAD Curve from E.Co. Rly. 22 6
6 Connection of dead end line at North of RandD yard to Eastern Grid -Third line from E.Co.Rlys. 24 2.2
7 Upgradation of platform no. 2 and 3 in the Port Marshalling Yard at NMPT 5 3
8 Upgradation of Railway line 1 and 2 at NMPT 5 3
9 Rail Connectivity to 4th Terminal being developed by BMCTPL –PSA 50 5
10 Rail connectivity to berth No. 13- 14- 15 and 16 from take-off point to west end of berth at Kandla Port. 109 10
11 Extension of line No. 11 to 15 to full length at RandD yard 18 5
12 Upgrading to accommodate full rake length at 7 Netaji Subash Dock and its yard under KDS- KoPT 16.5 4

List of Projects under Implementation:-

S.No. Name of Project Project Cost Capacity Addition Planned(Kms) Tentative Completion Date
1 3rd line rail connectivty from Jasai to JNPT 126 20 March-20
2 JNPT Part I Development of DFC compliant Common Rail Yard JNPT Part II Development of DFC compliant Common Rail Yard; Modification to ROB 267 12 Jun-20
3 Augmentation-doubling of southern rail connectivity to KPL 60 10 Jun-21
4 2nd Railway Line from Durgachak take off point to ‘A’ cabin at Durgachak at HDC 75 20 Mar-20