New milestone for Dedicated Freight Corridor! Freight train service with electric locomotives to start soon


New milestone for Dedicated Freight Corridor! Freight train service with electric locomotives to start soon

Big milestone for Indian Railways’ dedicated freight corridor (DFC) project! The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFFCIL), which is the implementing body of the DFC project under the Ministry of Railways has recently achieved an important milestone for the project completion of DFC.

According to information shared by Indian Railways, the first traction sub-station (TSS) of 63 MVA (mega volt ampere) was charged at Biruni near Tundla on the 343 km Khurja-Bhaupur section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC). Along with this, 2 X 25 KV overhead equipment (OHE) from Biruni to Dariyapur of a length of 66 km has been charged. This development is an important milestone because it will pave way for operation of freight trains pulled by electric locomotives on that section.

As many as 45 TSS have been planned along the entire length of the DFC project. The Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC), which spans from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai to Dadri, accounts for 25 TSS and the EDFC, which spans from Ludhiana to Sonnagar accounts for 20 TSS. Read More

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