Indian Railways is now eyeing to complete most of the sections of the Dedicated Freight Corridor
Bengaluru: With two back to back inaugurations of the 351 km Khurja-Bhaupur section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor and 306 km Rewari-Madar section of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor within a gap of 10 days, the railways is now eyeing to complete most of the sections of the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) this year, reports Swarajya.
It is to be noted that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 306-km long Rewari-Madar section on January 7, while the 351 km Khurja-Bhaupur section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor was inaugurated by him on December 29 last year.
The official also said that 48-km long Khurja-Dadri section of the EDFC will also be ready by June 2021.
The DFC is one of the largest rail infrastructure projects undertaken by the government, entailing a cost of around Rs 81,459 crore.
The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) has been set up as a Special Purpose Vehicle to plan, develop, mobilise financial resources, construct, maintain and operate the DFCs.
In the first phase, the organisation will construct the Western DFC (1,504 kms) and Eastern DFC (1,856 kms), a total of 3,360 kms.
According to railway ministry officials, to make India a five-trillion-dollar economy it is essential to develop transport networks at a fast pace. Development of transport infrastructure will give a major fillip for the growth of industries, commerce, export and import and agriculture.
The EDFC and WDFC will pass through nine states and 60 districts, it will have 48 stations and junctions along the Western DFC and 58 in the Eastern DFC.
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Last Updated Jan 10, 2021, 5:02 PM IST