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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
19-January-2020 13:34 IST
14th Foundation Day of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) celebrated

Minister of Railways and Commerce &Industry ShriPiyushGoyal said that DFC has the impact to transform the railways sector

The 14th Foundation Day of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) was celebrated at a function in New Delhi on 18th January 2020. Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Shri PiyushGoyal congratulated team DFCCIL for completing 500 km of Dedicated Freight Corridor and exhorted the team to achieve the goal of 991 km by March 2020. He said that DFC has the impact to transform the railways sector. It is necessary to have separate tracks for freight and for passengers to ensure faster movement of both. Shri PiyushGoyal said that Indian Railways should run freight trains in convoys for maximum utilisation of the path and increasing the average speed of freight trains. Just like IRCTC which pays compensation for delays in its Tejas trains, Railways freight customers should be compensated for late arrival of goods trains and emphasized for time-tabled goods train run on DFCCIL.

Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav Chairman, Railway Board and Chairman DFCCIL, enunciated that consolidation, growth and reforms are the three crucial areas which Indian Railways are working on. He said that Dedicated Freight Corridors are ushering in a paradigm change in Indian Railways and asserted that DFCCIL will play a significant role in shaping the Indian economy. He said that IR is upgrading the Railway network, especially the Delhi – Mumbai and Delhi – Howrah sectors for running faster and modern trains. He further emphasized that by having acquired 98.5 % land, DFCCIL is on the fast track for project completion.

Shri AnuragSachan, MD, DFCCIL, while addressing the gathering on this occasion profusely recognised the dynamic leadership and continuous support of Shri PiyushGoyal. He also assured that team DFCCIL will work hard to complete the project on time.

Other dignitaries present in the function were Smt. ManjulaRangarajan, Financial Commissioner, Railway Board, Shri Pradeep Kumar, Member S&T, Railway Board, Ms PinkyAnand, Additional Solicitor General. An array of senior officers from Railway Board, DFCCIL, PSUs, World Bank & JICA, and other stakeholders attended the event.

In the awards ceremony 28 individual awards and 4 Group awards were given. The running shield for the Western Corridor was given to Ajmer & Ahmedabad units jointly and for Eastern Corridor, it was given to PtDeendayalUpadhayaya (Mughalsarai) unit.

Timelines:

 

EDFC

Section

Length

Time of Completion

Khurja - Bhaupur

351 km                                            

Partly trial runs have started on Bhadan. By FY 2019-20, the total 351 km will be commissioned

Bhaupur - Mughalsarai

402 km

Dec-2020

Sonnagar - Mughalsarai

137 km                                            

Dec-2020

Khurja - Dadri

46 km

Dec-2020

Khurja – Ludhiana

401 km

Dec -2021

WDFC

Section

Length

Time of Completion

Rewari - Palanpur

641 km

Mar-2020

Rewari - Dadri

127 km

Mar-2021

Palanpur - Makarpura

308 km

Sep-2021

Makarpura - JNPT

430 km

Dec-2021

 

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