Coimbatore: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said, Indian Railways (IR) is in the process of developing a Southern Freight Corridor (SFC), which would be connected to one of 3 corridors.
Prabhu said, the 3 Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC) planned by Railways will provide logistics support to the ‘Make in India’ campaign & one of the corridors will be connected with the Southern corridor for the benefit of smooth movement of freight from Southern states.
He said,”The southern states will significantly benefit from the DFC as it will be connected to southern part of the country.”
“We will have to develop a huge backbone of infrastructure for the logistics, if Make in India has to succeed,” Prabhu said.
10 products were the mainstay of Railway’s income and 2-third of the revenue came from the freight, he said.
The Railways has operated additional freight trains to lift onions from Maharashtra to help the farmers, Prabhu said.
On GST implementation, he said “It is good for economy.”