Western Freight Corridor
- 28 Dec 2019
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The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. (DFCCIL) has opened more than 300-km section between Rewari (Haryana) to Madar (Rajasthan) for commercial trial runs. This is the first section to be opened on the under-construction western freight corridor.
- The 1,504-km western freight corridor begins at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh and stretches till the country’s largest container port — Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, near Mumbai — passing through Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
- DFCCIL under Ministry of Railways is a special purpose vehicle tasked with planning and completion of 3,306 kms of Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs), consisting of western freight corridor and eastern freight corridor (1,856 kms). The total project cost is estimated at over ₹81,000 crore.
- The DFC corridor will run only freight trains.The construction of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project would enable the decongestion of existing over-saturated paths which, thereby, will effectively improving punctuality of passenger trains.