Ministry of Railways

CONSTRUCTION OF EASTERN DEDICATED FREIGHT CORRIDOR FULLY COMPLETED


1176 KM OUT OF 1506 KM OF WDFC COMPLETED

Posted On: 13 DEC 2023 2:24PM by PIB Delhi

Ministry of Railways has taken up construction of two Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs) viz.  Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) from Ludhiana to Sonnagar (1337 Km) and the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Terminal (JNPT) to Dadri (1506 Km). Construction of EDFC has been fully completed and 1176 KM out of 1506 KM of WDFC has been completed. 

The construction of Dedicated Freight Corridors will reduce the logistic cost, leading to development of new industrial hubs and Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals.

The comparative statement showing expenditure incurred and commissioning of DFCs in 2014 and in 2023 is as under: -

 

Year

Cumulative Expenditure

 (₹ In Cr)

DFCs commissioned

2014(March,2014)

10,357

Nil

2023 (Till Oct,2023)

1,08,558

2513 Km

 

This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronic & Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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