Railways has completed the construction of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (1337 km) from Ludhiana to Sonnagar

The Railways has completed the construction of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC), with 1176 km out of 1506 km of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) also completed to date.

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  • The Ministry of Railways has taken up construction of two Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs) 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 Km).

The comparative statement showing expenditure incurred and commissioning of DFCs in 2014 and in 2023 is as under:

YearCumulative Expenditure (₹ In Crores)DFCs commissioned
2014 (March, 2014)10,357Nil
2023 (Till Oct, 2023)1,08,5582513 Km

Source: PIB- Press Release | Images Credit: Central Railway