Date of Post: 14 Aug, 2018
New Delhi: First Trial On Ateli-Phulera Section of Western DFC To Be Conducted On ‘Independence Day’. A freight train with containers will run on the 192 km long Ateli-Phulera section of the Western DFC on August 15.
About The Ateli-Phulera Section:
- The distance between two stations is 190 Kms and it falls in Haryana (Mahendragarh district) and Rajasthan (Jaipur district).
- This section contains 10 number of viaducts and major bridges, 127 number of minor bridges, one rail fly over and 118 road under bridges.
- There are 6 stations in this section and 2 junctions.
- DFCCIL will run freight train at the maximum speed of 100 kmph as against the current maximum speed of 75 kmph.
- The average speed of freight trains will also be increased from existing speed of 26 kmph to 70 kmph on Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC).
- DFCCIL, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) is engaged in planning, construction, operation and maintenance of the Dedicated Freight Corridors.
- In the first phase, the two corridors, namely Eastern Corridor from Ludhiana to Dankuni (1856 Kms) and the Western Corridor from Dadri to Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) (1504 Kms) are being constructed for exclusively movement of Goods Trains.
- The Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor from Ludhiana to Dankuni near Kolkata is traversing states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
- The Western Dedicated Freight corridor from Dadri (Uttar Pradesh) to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (Mumbai) is passing through Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
- The Eastern Corridor from Mughalsarai to Ludhiana is being funded by the World Bank, while the Western Corridors is being funded by Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA).
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