Western Dedicated Freight Corridor: A trial run by Indian Railways has successfully been conducted on the newly completed 306-km long section from Madar in Rajasthan to Kishangarh Balawas in Haryana of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor. The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL), which is executing the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project, one of the largest rail infrastructure projects in the country has thus achieved another milestone in the construction phase. Interestingly, the section is one of the country’s busiest rail networks.
According to a press release issued by DFCCIL, this forms part of the first phase stretch of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor. The route covers nine freight stations consisting of six crossing stations at Dabla, Bhagega, Sri Madhopur, Pachar Malikpur, Sakhun and Kishangarh. The stretch, which is situated in Rewari and Mahendragarh districts of Haryana and Jaipur district of Rajasthan, covers as many as 15 major bridges, 271 minor bridges, 4 Rail Fly Overs as well as 177 Road Under Bridges.
According to DFCCIL, as against the current maximum speed of 75 kmph on Indian Railways, freight trains running on Dedicated Corridors will be capable for attaining speeds of 100 kmph. Also, the average speed of freight trains will be increased to 70 kmph from the existing speed of 26 kmph on lines of DFC.
THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS
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