Railways completes 200km of eastern dedicated freight corridor, trial on Friday


Railways completes 200km of eastern dedicated freight corridor, trial on Friday

In a major boost to quick freight service, the Indian railways announced on Friday that they have completed 194 km long section between New Khurja (Bulandshahr) and New Bhadan (Firozabad), out of the 1856 km long Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) which connects Punjab to West Bengal.

On Friday, the railway’s sister concern, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India limited (DFCCIL) will conduct a trial of freight train, said a railway official.

Inaugurating the 194 km section on Thursday from Bhadan, 20km away from Shikohabad, railway chairperson Ashwani Lohani said, “The corridor will bring revolution in freight transportation and will definitely result in remarkable improvement in punctual movement of trains.

We have completed almost 200km of track by now and expect to complete 800km of track by March 2020.”  Read more

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