Railways seeks cabinet nod to build 3 freight corridors at ₹3 trillion


Railways seeks cabinet nod to build 3 freight corridors at ₹3 trillion

The railways ministry has sought the approval of the Union cabinet to build three new dedicated freight corridor (DFC) networks at a total investment of about ₹3 trillion, said a senior government official aware of the matter, in what may help Indian Railways meet growing demand for faster and efficient movement of freight.

While the East-West Corridor (2,328km) will be built between Kolkata and Mumbai, the North-South Corridor (2,327km) is planned between Delhi and Chennai and the East Coast Corridor (1,114km) between Kharagpur and Vijaywada.

Indian Railways’ DFC project involves constructing five freight corridors across the country. The railways, through its arm Dedicated Freight Corridor Corp. of India Ltd (DFCCIL) Read More

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