Proposed freight corridor to change the face of Indian Railways

Aug 20, 2020

New Delhi, August 20 (ANI): Robust infrastructure development is the fundamental requirement for a country to attain an accelerating economic growth. Indian Railways is keeping a note of it and has been tirelessly expanding its infrastructural wings. In line of it, the Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight Corridors are being rapidly built in the country by the Dedicated freight corridor corporation of India Ltd. (DFCCIL). Under the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor(EDFC), 1875 km of railway lines are being laid from Ludhiana to Sonnagar and Sonnagar to Dankuni. While the work of laying 1506 km long railway line from Dadri to JNPT is being done under the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC). In the line of growing needs of the country, three more corridors, East Coast Corridor, East-West Corridor and North-South Corridor have also been prepared by DFCCIL. Main objectives of DFCCIL is the Capacity Enhancement in over-saturated sections of IR ,Ports Connectivity, Potential for Heavy Haul operations, Segregation of freight and passenger transportation, advantage of higher speed of 100 KMPH, Time Tabled based train services and Low operation and maintenance cost.