Railways has commissioned 1724 KM Dedicated Freight Corridors till January 2023

The Ministry of Railways has taken up construction of two Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC) viz. Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) from Ludhiana to Sonnagar (1337 Km) and the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Terminal (JNPT) to Dadri (1506 Kms.). 861 Km on EDFC and 863 Km on WDFC has been completed.

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  • Dedicated Freight Corridors will promote industrial activities and development of new industrial hubs and townships. National Industrial Corridor Corporation (NICDC) under the Ministry of Commerce is implementing a number of projects along the corridor for development of Integrated Industrial Townships.
  • The logistic sector will benefit with development of New Freight terminals, Multimodal Logistic parks and Inland Container Depots creating direct and indirect employment in the project-influence areas.
  • Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Howrah are already linked through the existing Indian Railway Network. The connectivity of Delhi, Mumbai and Howrah area will be further strengthened with commissioning of DFC project.
  • The comparative picture of financial and physical progress of both DFC’s in 2014 and in 2022 are as under:
DescriptionStatus as on 1st Mar 2014Status as on 31st Jan.2023
Physical ProgressNil1724 Km commissioned
Expenditure including landRs. 10,357 crore (FY 2013-14)Rs. 97,957 crore (upto December 2022)
  • This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronic & Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

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