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1.0 Opening of New Private Sidings/Private Freight Terminals (PFT):

(Greenfield projects) (When consultant is engaged)

Sl. No.


Time limit

Single Window Agency & reference Circular


In Principle approval

35 working days from the date of application along with non refundable deposit of Rs. 20,000 (in the form of DD to FA&CAO/ BBS)


Refer to FM Circular 11 of 2016& corrigendum as applicable from time to time


Detailed Project Report (DPR) approval

*Within 85 working days from the date of submission.


Refer to FM Circular 11 of 2016& corrigendum as applicable from time to time


Divisional certification after execution of the works

      30 days

Sr.DOM of concerned Division


Private Siding



Private Freight Terminals

i) IPA-45 days form the date of submission of application along with fees of 10 lakhs.

ii) DPR approval one month from date of submission(Green filed & for Brown field).




Refer to PFT Master Circular 2015/0 & corrigendum as applicable from time to time

*Subject to submission of application for IPA and DPR as per check list and compliance of all observations by Railway promptly.

For details please visit official web site of Indian Railways


Above time limits for delivery of services does not confer any right on citizens/Customers for legally questioning Railways when there is some failure to deliver services within the prescribe time limits.

Source : East Coast Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 23-05-2017  

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