Additional 400 kms of dedicated freight corridors to be ready by March: Piyush Goyal

Within weeks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating a total of 657 km stretch on the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC), Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today said that additional 400 km stretch will be ready on the corridors by March this year.

Addressing the first national conference of states on logistics today, Goyal also said that construction of the entire Eastern and the Western DFCs will be complete by 2022. The minister also said that a national logistics policy is under consultation adding that the country has a $200 billion “logistics ecosystem”.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first 650 km of dedicated freight corridor, on both, the Eastern and the Western fronts. By March, we will have another 350-400 km of DFC ready. By 2022, we will have both, the Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight Corridors ready and will serve the people of India.”

DFCs are exclusive corridors for faster movement of freight trains on the Indian Railways network. The Western DFC is a 1,525 km corridor between Delhi and JNPT (Mumbai) while the Eastern DFC connects Ludhiana and Dankuni, spanning 1,800 km.

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