Capex Utilisation In Dedicated Freight Corridor Project Increases 21% To Rs 8,201 Crore

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The Alstom WAG 12 indigenous elocomotives operated on japanese devoted freight hall

Dedicated Freight Corridor: The capex utilisation within the Indian Railways’ devoted freight hall (DFC) mission elevated by 21 per cent as in comparison with the year-ago interval. According to a current assertion by the Railway Ministry, within the first 10 months of the monetary yr 2020-21, capital expenditure of Rs 8201 crore was registered as in comparison with Rs 6783 crore for year-ago interval, though the tempo of the rail infrastructure mission obtained severely affected as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and induced lockdown. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal directed the authorities to extend the tempo of labor throughout all sections of the 1,504 km lengthy Western DFC and the 1,856 km lengthy Eastern DFC tasks. (Also Read: Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor: Indigenous Locos Grace Opening Run On Bhaupur-Khurja )

According to the railway authorities, 657 km of the DFC part has already been opened and greater than 1000 trains have operated thus far. In the primary section, the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) is establishing the 1,504 km lengthy Western DFC mission and 1,856 km lengthy Eastern DFC mission together with a public-private partnership (PPP) part between Sonnagar-Dankuni. (Also ReadRewari-Madar Section Of Western DFC To Benefit Industries: All You Need To Know)

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Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 351 km lengthy part of the japanese devoted freight hall and the working management centre, located at Prayagraj, by video convention on December 29, 2020. Indian Railways’ indigenous Alstom’s WAG 12 e-locomotive was flagged off for the inaugural run on the Bhaupur – Khurja part. Along with this, the 306 km lengthy Rewari-Madar part of the western devoted freight hall was inaugurated on January 7.

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