DFCCIL completes trial run of train on EDFC
DFCCIL completes trial run of train on EDFC
RAILWAYS & METRO RAIL

DFCCIL completes trial run of train on EDFC

As reported, the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) have completed the trial run of a heavy haul train which consisted a total of 103 wagons on the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor’s (EDFC) 194 km long Bhadan – Khurja section. The wagons of the heavy haul train were carrying finished steel and coal weighing around 9,000 ton. 

The Golden Quadrilateral – which is name given to the linking of the metropolitan cities of Delhi, Howrah, Chennai, and Mumbai, is estimated to carry around 52 per cent of the passenger traffic and 58 per cent of revenue earning freight traffic of the national transporter. Reportedly, because the existing trunk routes of Mumbai-Delhi on the Western Corridor and Howrah-Delhi on the Eastern Corridor were highly saturated, Indian Railways lost the share in freight traffic from 83 per cent in 1950-1951 to 35 per cent in 2011-2012. This further led to the conception of the Dedicated Freight Corridor projects.

For the development of EDFC and Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC), Rs 814.59 billion is being invested. The DFC projects are being implemented by DFCCIL, a Special Purpose Vehicle formed under the Ministry of Railways for construction, operation, and maintenance of these corridors.

The total length of both the DFCs is 2,822 km (except Sonnagar-Dankuni section), with Eastern corridor covering 1,318 km and Western corridor covering 1,504 km. With the development and successful commencement of these two corridors, the national transporter expects to regain its market share of freight transport.

As reported, the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) have completed the trial run of a heavy haul train which consisted a total of 103 wagons on the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor’s (EDFC) 194 km long Bhadan – Khurja section. The wagons of the heavy haul train were carrying finished steel and coal weighing around 9,000 ton. The Golden Quadrilateral – which is name given to the linking of the metropolitan cities of Delhi, Howrah, Chennai, and Mumbai, is estimated to carry around 52 per cent of the passenger traffic and 58 per cent of revenue earning freight traffic of the national transporter. Reportedly, because the existing trunk routes of Mumbai-Delhi on the Western Corridor and Howrah-Delhi on the Eastern Corridor were highly saturated, Indian Railways lost the share in freight traffic from 83 per cent in 1950-1951 to 35 per cent in 2011-2012. This further led to the conception of the Dedicated Freight Corridor projects.For the development of EDFC and Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC), Rs 814.59 billion is being invested. The DFC projects are being implemented by DFCCIL, a Special Purpose Vehicle formed under the Ministry of Railways for construction, operation, and maintenance of these corridors.The total length of both the DFCs is 2,822 km (except Sonnagar-Dankuni section), with Eastern corridor covering 1,318 km and Western corridor covering 1,504 km. With the development and successful commencement of these two corridors, the national transporter expects to regain its market share of freight transport.

Next Story
Infrastructure Energy

Tata Power Installs 850+ EV Charging Points, Supports 2300 E-Buses in India

Tata Power has significantly bolstered India's electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure by deploying over 850 EV charging points and supporting 2300 electric buses across the country. This initiative underscores Tata Power's commitment to promoting sustainable mobility solutions and enhancing EV adoption nationwide. The EV charging points, strategically located in key urban and semi-urban areas, aim to facilitate convenient and widespread access to charging facilities for electric vehicle users. Tata Power's extensive network of charging stations plays a crucial role in addressing range anxiety a..

Next Story
Real Estate

$57M Mansion Once Owned by China Evergrande's Chairman Sold

A luxury mansion in London, once owned by Hui Ka Yan, chairman of beleaguered Chinese property developer China Evergrande Group, has been sold for $57 million. Located in the exclusive Knightsbridge area, the mansion was part of Hui?s extensive property portfolio. The mansion's sale follows a series of high-value asset disposals by Hui, aimed at addressing Evergrande's financial troubles. The property features luxurious amenities, including multiple bedrooms, expansive living spaces, and a swimming pool, epitomizing opulence. China Evergrande, once one of China's largest property developers,..

Next Story
Equipment

Noida: 131 Societies Lack Proper Fire Safety Equipment

In a recent inspection, authorities in Noida have found that 131 residential societies lack adequate fire safety equipment, raising significant concerns about residents' safety. The findings were part of a broader fire safety audit conducted across the city to ensure compliance with safety regulations. The audit revealed that these societies either lacked essential fire safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, hydrants, and smoke detectors, or had non-functional systems. Many buildings were also found to have blocked or poorly maintained emergency exits, which could hinder evacuation effo..

Hi There!

"Now get regular updates from CW Magazine on WhatsApp!

Join the CW WhatsApp channel for the latest news, industry events, expert insights, and project updates from the construction and infrastructure industry.

Click the link below to join"

+91 81086 03000

Join us Telegram