Work On First Phase Of 1,856 km Long Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor To Be Completed By August 2018

Work On First Phase Of 1,856 km Long Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor To Be Completed By August 2018

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Date of Post: 15 Dec, 2017

New Delhi: The work on the first phase of the 1,856 km long Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor that runs through 6 states will be completed by August 2018, officials said. “The first phase of the work on the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor will be completed by August 2018,” Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation (DFCC) Managing Director Anshuman Sharma said, during a visit to Aligarh to view the progress of the work on the 345km stretch of the corridor between Kanpur & Khurja.

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About The Project:

  • 300 km of track work has been completed on the stretch, he said
  • Thereafter, work on the Kanpur-Mughalsarai 402 km second phase will be completed by December 2019, he added.
  • The corridor, being laid at a cost of Rs 30,358 crore (around $5 billion) & scheduled for completion by 2020, will eventually run from Ludhiana in Punjab and, after passing through Haryana, will be joined by a spur from Dadri in Uttar Pradesh — the closest point to national capital New Delhi — before proceeding through Bihar and Jharkhand and terminating at Dankui in West Bengal.
  • Also, earthwork is  under way on the Ludhiana-Khurja section to first flatten the ground and then compact it before the rails are laid.

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NTC Machines For Laying Tracks-

  • The DFCC is, for the first time, using most advanced machines for completing the work on time, Sharma said.
  • Sharma said,”For the first time we are using the New Track Construction (NTC) machines which can lay around 1.5 km railway tracks in a day.”
  • he said,”About 60-70 people could lay only 200-300 metres of track in a day, but through this specially designed machine we can lay around 1.5 km of tracks a day.”
  • “Only 10-12 people are required to work on the highly mechanised machine,” he said.
  • He added, this makes for greater accuracy & efficiency.
  • Thanks to the NTC machine, it is now possible to lay rails of 260 metres – 12 metre sections welded together – instead of the current practice of 12 metre rails with plates, nuts & bolts.
  • Sharma said,”The rails are welded with the flash-butt method, also on an imported machine.”
  • Three NTC machines have been imported from the United States & each machine cost around Rs 40 crore each.
  • For the Kanpur-Khurja section, the machines have been imported by Tata Projects Ltd., a joint venture between Tatas and the Spanish firm Aldesa and to whom the work has been contracted.

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