Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal reviews progress of various sections on Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight corridors

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Shri Piyush Goyal Minister for Railways and Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution reviews the progress of various sections under completion in DFC on both East and West corridor

  • ‌‌Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister for Railways and Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution today reviewed the progress of various sections under completion in DFC on both East and West corridors.
  • The minister said that no stone should be left unturned in ensuring that the completed project is handed over to the nation by June 2022.
  • ‌When apprised about the  challenges being faced by the Railways in getting work completed in certain sections ahead of the schedule, Minister said that everything  would be done to bring all stake holders on board to ensure that work is completed in sync with June 2022 deadline to complete the project.
  • Indian Railways is making dedicated freight corridors to provide exclusive movement on fast speeds for goods trains.
  • Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister had inaugurated the 351 Km New Khurja- New Bhaupur section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor on 29.12.2020.

Recent Achievement:

  • In a game changing development, Freight Trains have started to attain top speeds of above 90 kmph on newly inaugurated New Khurja-New Bhaupur section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor.
  • Faster speeds would result in faster delivery of goods and faster turnaround reducing freight costs.
  • So far, 53 freight trains have been operated on this new section till 03rd January, 2021.
  • Till 03.01.21, Total Trains ran = 53
    • Between New Khurja – New Bhaupur (Down Direction) = 32
      • Best Speed achieved = 93.70 kmph
    • Between New Bhaupur – New Khurja (Up Direction) = 21
      • Best Speed achieved = 85.98 kmph
  • It is noteworthy that in the inaugural run, two freight trains were flagged off:
    • 1.5 KM Long Haul 9400 Gross Ton Train loaded with Food grain from Mullanpur & Faridkot of Ludhiana, Punjab between New Khurja and New Bhaupur
    • 1.5 KM Long Haul 10420 Gross Ton Train loaded with Power House Coal from Chruri Siding Ray, Ranchi, Jharkhand & Dudhichua Wharf Siding, Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh between New Bhaupur and New Khurja of DFC network. 
  • On the return journey after unloading, the above rake achieved a speed of 90 kmph over DFC.

About DFC projects:

  • In the first phase, DFCCIL is constructing the Western DFC (1504 Route km) and Eastern DFC (1856 route km including PPP section of Sonnagar-Dankuni Section.
  • The EDFC starting from Sahnewal near Ludhiana (Punjab) will pass through the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand to terminate at Dankuni in West Bengal. 
  • The Western Corridor connecting Dadri in Uttar Pradesh to Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai will traverse through the states of UP, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra of WDFC & EDFC (excluding the Sonnagar-Dankuni PPP section) i.e. 2800 route Km will be commissioned by June 2022.

Source: PIB-Press Release | Image Credit (representational): Alstom India

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