Date of Post: 06 Nov, 2018
New Delhi: Railway Ministry officials said on Monday, almost 800 km of the DFC (Dedicated Freight Corridor) is all set to open by the end of December. A senior Railway Ministry official said, “The railways is all set to open the 200 km Khurja-Bhadan section of the Eastern DFC, both in Uttar Pradesh, by the end of November, while the 300-km stretch of the Western DFC between Rewari (Haryana)-Madar (Rajasthan) would be completed by the end of December.”
- Earlier this year, the railways had opened the 190 km Ateli (Haryana) to Phulera (Rajasthan) section of the Western DFC.
- The 190 km section of the Ateli-Phulera on the Western DFC has-
- 10 major bridges
- 127 minor bridges
- 1 railway overbridge
- 118 road under bridges
- 6 stations
- The 143 km section between Bhadan and Bhaupur on the Eastern DFC, will be completed by January 2019 and the 128 km section between Madar and Marwar on the Western DFC, would be commissioned by February 2019.
- The Bhaupur-Mughalsarai section of the Eastern DFC will be completed by August 2019 and the Sone Nagar (Bihar) – Mughalsarai (UP) section of the same stretch will be completed by October 2019, he added.
- The official said, work status on the respective stretches of the DFC was discussed during a review meeting.
- The railways is optimistic that the entire DFC will be fully electrified by the time of its starting in March 2020.
- Passing through 9 states and 60 districts, the project will have 48 stations and junctions along the Western DFC and 58 stations and junctions on the Eastern DFC.
- The Western DFC will cover 1,504 km from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust near Navi Mumbai to Dadri in Uttar Pradesh and traversing through Vadodara-Ahmedabad-Palanpur-Phulera-Rewari.
- The Eastern DFC will cover 1,856 km from Ludhiana in Punjab to Dankuni, near Kolkata in West Bengal and will traverse the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand.
- The DFC, after completion, is expected to complement the future of the Indian economy with an increased number of freight trains in eastern and western sectors of the country.
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