Recently, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal reviewed the progress of various sections of the Dedicated Freight Corridor Project on both Eastern and Western DFC corridors. Indian Railways officials gave inputs about the project progress being made in all the DFC sections as well as some of the challenges being faced by the national transporter in getting work completed in certain sections.
Goyal said to ensure that the completed project is handed over to the nation by June 2022, the DFC project needs to be monitored on a daily basis. As the DFC project completion gathers momentum, development of freight terminals along the corridor should also be given emphasis to boost business operations for all stake holders, he said.
The national transporter is developing dedicated freight corridors in a bid to provide exclusive movement on fast speeds for freight trains. In the first phase of the DFC project, the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) is constructing the Western DFC (1504 Rkm) as well as Eastern DFC (1856 Rkm including PPP Sonnagar-Dankuni section).