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Progress on Dedicated Freight Corridors

Substantial progress has been made in the implementation of Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC). In the current 11th Plan period, funding for Phase-I (Rewari-Vadodara) has been tied up with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and for Phase-II (JNPT-Vadodara and Rewari-Dadri), Engineering Services loan agreement has been signed with JICA.


Works has been taken up for 54 major and important bridges. On Eastern DFC, appraisal for Khurja–Bhaupur section has been targeted in March 2011, as a part of the proposed World Bank funding of Ludhiana-Khurja_Bhauopur-Mughalsarai section. Work has been taken up in Mughalsarai-Sonnagar section and Dankuni to Chandanpur. Eastern and Western DFCs are targeted for commissioning in 2016-17 and project implementation is being closely monitored.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri K.H.Muniyappa in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source - PIB

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