Indian Railways dedicated freight corridor (DFC) project gets an infrastructural impetus as it will soon witness freight trains operating over its corridors spread across the national network. The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL), responsible for developing the DFC project, recently announced that Indian Railways will be operating its freight trains on 40 per cent of the corridor by next year. The freight corridor project of one of the largest railway infrastructure projects and is being implemented at a cost of ₹ 81,459 crore. RN Singh Managing Director (MD), DFCCIL recently announced that 40 per cent of the DFC route is expected to be completed in 2020-21 which will lead to Rewari, Kanpur, Khurja, Ajmer, Dadri, Palanpur getting connected to Gujarat ports by the end of 2021.
The Western DFC project, which will be 1,504 km long will stretch from J N Port in Mumbai to Dadri in Uttar Pradesh. Whereas, the 1,856 km long Eastern DFC will stretch from Sahnewal in Punjab to Dankuni in West Bengal. The operational route which will complete by 2021 will provide a significant boost to the region’s industrial growth.