DFCCIL and IR to operate special train for Uttarkashi rescue mission

01 Nov 2023

The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) and Indian Railways (IR) have collaborated to operate a special train transporting equipment from Karambeli in Gujarat to Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, spanning 1605 km, to assist in the rescue of workers trapped in the Uttarkashi tunnel collapse incident.

According to official information, it was stated that the train had travelled between New Sanand and New Khatauli on the DFC alignment, covering a distance of 1075 km in 18 hours and 38 minutes on November 21 and 22, 2023.

It was reported that the train had achieved a maximum permissible speed of 95 percent for the entire stretch on DFC.

It was highlighted that DFCCIL, recognised as a project of national importance, is dedicated to assisting fellow Indians in times of need. With its attributes of being faster, higher, longer, and heavier, DFC, characterised by its high average speed, serves as a freight motorway that has proven beneficial in transporting crucial rescue-saving equipment.

DFCCIL is acclaimed as a transformative force for the country's logistics sector. Currently, 2486 km, equivalent to 87.4% of the total length of 2843 km, has been completed, and it was reported that more than 95% of the total DFC would be completed by March 2024.

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