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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
10 MAR 2021 4:35PM by PIB Delhi
Dedicated Freight Corridor of Indian Railways

Presently, Ministry of Railways has approved for preparing Detailed Project Report (DPR) for Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC) on following routes:-

  1. East Coast Corridor – Kharagpur - Vijaywada- Length 1115 Kms.
  2. East-West sub Corridor
  1. Bhusawal-Wardha-Nagpur-Rajkharswan-Kharagpur-Uluberia- Dankuni – Length -1673 Kms.
  2. Rajkharswan-Kalipahari-Andal - 195 Kms.

iii     North South Sub Corridor – Vijaywada – Nagpur – Itarsi - Length - 975 Kms.

The DPR will include the alignment of corridor, traffic catchment area, techno-economical studies, projected traffic, financial and economic rate of return etc.

The work of preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPR) has been entrusted to Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) and the same is in progress. A decision with regard to taking up the new DFCs and mode of implementation, if any, may be taken on the basis of the final outcome of DPR.

This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.