New Delhi: The Bhaupur-Khurja section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor in Uttar Pradesh will be open by November. It will reduce pressure on the saturated trunk route of the North Central Railway between Kanpur-New Delhi, the DFCCIL said on Friday.
- The easing of traffic will be done through shifting of freight trains from the Indian Railway route to dedicated freight corridor (DFC).
- This was decided in a meeting between the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation India Ltd (DFCCIL) and the North Central Railway (NCR) on Thursday.
- The DFCCIL statement said, both parties did a detailed review of every aspect for targeted project completion.
- Besides targets, coordination issues among various executing agencies were also discussed and finalised.
- “North Central Railway and DFCCIL agreed to open Bhaupur and Khurja section of DFC by Nov -19 which will ease super saturated trunk route of NCR between Kanpur – New Delhi through shifting of freight trains from Indian Railway to Dedicated Freight Corridor route,” it said.
- The statement said,”This will not only help NCR to run passenger services efficiently with improved punctuality but will also ensure availability of more time for track and other asset maintenance thus enhanced safety in train operations.”
- It has been decided to start train operation between Bhadan and Khurja.
- It said,”This will help in a great way in doing long overdue non-interlocking work of Tundla. Tundla is the only major rudimentary yard on the main trunk route from Kolkata to Delhi which is operated by hand lever arrangement.”
- The entire DFCs will be completed by 2021, the statement said.