Railways Minister Piyush Goyal reviews progress of various sections under completion in Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC)

Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal reviewed the progress of various sections under completion in Dedicated Freight Corridor -DFC on both East and West corridors. During the meeting, Mr Goyal said that no stone should be left unturned in ensuring that completed project is handed over to the nation by June 2022.

‌When apprised about the challenges being faced by the Railways in getting work completed in certain sections ahead of the schedule, the Minister said that everything  would be done to bring all stake holders on board to ensure that work is completed in sync with June 2022 deadline.

Indian Railways is making dedicated freight corridors to provide exclusive movement on fast speeds for goods trains.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had inaugurated the 351 Kilometer New Khurja- New Bhaupur section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor on 29th December last year.

In the first phase, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited is constructing the Western DFC of 1504 kilometer Route and Eastern DFC of 1856 Kilometer route including PPP section of Sonnagar-Dankuni Section.

The EDFC starting from Sahnewal near Ludhiana  will pass through the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand to terminate at Dankuni in West Bengal. The Western Corridor connecting Dadri in Uttar Pradesh to Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai will traverse through the states including Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

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