Railways keen to complete DFC project by 2017

The railways has been working hard to complete its dream project, the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC), on a priority basis and wants to make it operational by the end of year 2017. The first deadline set for it was 2015 which was later on extended to 2020.

According to Chairman of Railway Board (CRB) Vinay Mittal, the freight corridors — east and west — would open a new chapter in the history of railways. Goods traffic would get a fillip after completion of these projects. Goods trains would run faster on these two routes, Mittal said.

Sources said the railways has already started civil work of the DFC in the eastern region. It has awarded contracts to an agency to carry out civil work on the Mughalsarai-Sonenagar route. The project would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 12,000 crore in the eastern region. The eastern DFC linking Dankuni in West Bengal with Ludhiana in Punjab will prove a boon for businessmen, they said.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-07-22/patna/29802480_1_dfc-indian-railways-freight-corridors

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