With center around the business and better network for cargo transportation, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reported three new Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs) of roughly 4,000 km. While introducing the Union Budget for 2021-22, the Finance Minister additionally declared the augmentation of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor by 538 km from Sonnagar to Dankuni, for which the Railways have procured 93 percent land for the Sonnagar-Gomoh and 86 percent land for the Gomoh-Dankuni area.
Sitharaman said, “The accompanying extra activities are additionally proposed. The Sonnagar-Gomoh segment of 263 km on EDFC will be taken up in PPP mode this year itself. Gomoh-Dankuni part of 274.3 km will likewise be taken up without further ado in short progression.”
She likewise said that the rail routes will take up the future committed cargo passage projects — East Coast Corridor from Kharagpur to Vijaywada, East-West Corridor from Bhusawal to Kharagpur to Dankuni, and North-South Corridor from Itarsi to Vijaywada. She said that the definite task report (DPR) will be embraced in the main stage.
Indian Railways a year ago began a point by point concentrate on the almost 4,000 km-long new committed cargo passages associating mechanical territories in the eastern and western pieces of the nation to significant ports in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, expected to be finished by this year.
As indicated by the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation India Limited (DFCCIL) authorities, the proposed DFCs are essential for the following huge foundation undertakings of the public carrier.
The authority said that last year the rail routes began the review work for the three new passages began which will be finished by 2021, while the development of these new halls is required to be finished by 2030.
The new passages are the 1,115-km East Coast passageway from West Bengal’s Kharagpur to Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada, the 1,673 km East-West hall associating Bhusawal-Nagpur-Kharagpur-Dankuni (close to Kolkata), the 195-km Rajkharswan-Kalipahari-Andal (West Bengal) course, and the 975-km North-South sub-hallway Vijayawada-Nagpur-Itarsi (Madhya Pradesh) course.
These passageways will give availability to Paradeep, Dhamra, Gopalpur ports in Odisha and Vishakhapatnam, Gangavaram, Kakinada, Krishnapatnam, and Machhalipatanam ports in Andhra Pradesh, guaranteeing quicker development of products and limited improvement in the over-soaked segments of the rail line organization.
In a significant lift to the advancement of Odisha, the proposed Kharagpur-Vijayawada hallway will go through the state’s Kalinagar Industrial region, associating it with southern India.
The Kalinagar Industrial territory will by then as of now be associated with the western piece of the country through the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. The mechanical territory has ferrochrome and combination ventures, wipe iron plants, steel organizations like Tata Steel, Neelachal Ispat Nigam Ltd, Mesco Ispat, and Steel Ltd, Jindal Stainless Steel Ltd, Yazdani Steel and Power Ltd, Maitan Ispat, among others.
Also, Odisha’s Angul Industrial territory, home to aluminum ventures, nuclear energy stations, a substantial water plant, coal fields, and iron and steel plants, will get a force with the new East-West hall, associating it toward the western piece of the nation just as the coal belts in the east.
The 3,373 km Eastern and Western DFCs, a leader venture of the rail lines, plans to expand rail transportability to meet the developing prerequisite of development of products by isolating cargo from traveler traffic.
The WDFC runs from the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai to Tughlakabad and Dadri close to Delhi and will cater to a great extent to the holder transport necessities between the current and arising ports in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and the northern hinterland.
The 1,839 km EDFC runs from Punjab’s Ludhiana to Dankuni close to Kolkata. It very well may be stretched out to serve the new remote ocean port, proposed in the Kolkata territory, and will to a great extent handle coal and steel traffic.
The DFCCIL plans to run cargo trains on these devoted halls at 100 kmph against the current 75 kmph. It additionally plans to speed up the cargo trains from 26 kmph to 70 kmph on them.