Date of Post: 27 Aug, 2018
New Delhi: The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation (DFCCIL) is gearing up to set up more than 100 ‘specially designed’ railway stations & terminals along the 3,360km long network linking the eastern and western seaboards to the northern heartland.
Besides, the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) will have as many as 12 private freight terminals, 15 private sidings and 10 goods sheds to cater to over 300 Million Tonnes (MT) of traffic a year from 2020-21.
- A senior official of the DFCCIL said, designs of these new DFC buildings will be influenced by local culture and architecture so that they become iconic structures of the area’s skyline.
- The official said, requested anonymity,”Special care has been taken that all the station buildings reflect the heritage of the region.”
- Passing through 9 states and 60 districts, the Rs 814.59 billion project will have 48 stations and junctions along the Western DFC and 58 in the Eastern DFC.
- The Eastern DFC covers 1,856 km from Ludhiana in Punjab to Dankuni, near Kolkata in West Bengal, while the Western DFC will cover 1,504 km from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust near Navi Mumbai to Dadri in Uttar Pradesh.
- “Many private players have shown interest to build multi-modal logistics parks and terminals along the corridor to facilitate value addition — including packaging, labelling, retailing and transportation of goods on the dedicated route,” the official said.
- All the newly-designed station buildings are expected to be ready before the corridor becomes operational in 2020-21.
- There is a focus on station buildings as economic activities get a boost around the rail stations and terminals.
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