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Work in progress! Piyush Goyal reviews various sections of Indian Railways’ Dedicated Freight Corridor project

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DFC, railwaysOn DFCs, freight trains will run on the most pace of 100 km per hour as in opposition to the present most pace of 75 km per hour.

Devoted Freight Hall Mission: Just lately, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal reviewed the progress of varied Devoted Freight Hall (DFC) sections of Indian Railways. In response to the Railway Minister, the DFCs will play an vital position in realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s imaginative and prescient of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat by offering enhanced connectivity, decreased logistics value in addition to elevated freight pace. The DFC venture, comprising of two corridors- Jap DFC and Western DFC, is being applied by the Devoted Freight Hall Company of India (DFCCIL). On DFCs, freight trains will run on the most pace of 100 km per hour as in opposition to the present most pace of 75 km per hour. In addition to, the typical pace of freight trains will even be elevated to 70 km per hour from the prevailing pace of 26 km per hour.

The Jap Devoted Freight Hall will begin from Sahnewal close to Ludhiana and can terminate at Dankuni within the state of West Bengal. The 1875 route km lengthy EDFC will cross by means of the states of Haryana, Punjab, Bihar, UP and Jharkhand. The Western Devoted Freight Hall will hyperlink Dadri within the state of Uttar Pradesh to Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) within the metropolis of Mumbai. The 1506 Route km lengthy WDC will traverse by means of the states of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.

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Just lately, the DFCCIL introduced that in a primary, a Double Stack Container practice trial run was accomplished on DFC from Mundra port within the state of Gujarat to CONCOR Kathuwas MMLP Nationwide Capital Area (NCR) after completion of monitor linking between New Palanpur and New Kishanganj. In response to DFCCIL, the rake contained 178 containers in whole with 5 of the containers destined for New Kathuwas in Rajasthan (NCR); 78 containers for Dhandari Kalan railway station in Ludhiana, Punjab; 90 containers for Dadri (NCR) within the state of Uttar Pradesh and 5 containers for Panitola railway station within the state of Assam.

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