The Indian Railways is carrying out trial runs of trains with trucks between the New Rewari station in Haryana and the dedicated freight corridor (DFC) New Palanpur station in Gujarat.
The Ministry of Railways even shared an aerially shot video of the DFC New Rewari station on Twitter.
The ambitious DFC project, which is slated to be a gamechanger in the economic development of the country, is divided into two freight corridors. They are the 1875-km long eastern dedicated freight corridor (EDFC) and the 1506-km long western dedicated freight corridor (WDFC).
The EDFC starts from Sahnewal and passes through Uttar Pradesh (UP), Punjab, Haryana, Bihar, and Jharkhand before terminating at Dankuni in West Bengal.
On the other hand, the WDFC will connect Dadri in UP to the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai by travelling through Haryana, UP, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
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An aerial view of the Dedicated Freight Corridor's New Rewari station in Haryana where the Trucks on Train service trial runs are being conducted between it and the DFC New Palanpur station in Gujarat. pic.twitter.com/nBoah12vQP
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) October 4, 2021
The DFC targets decongesting the network of the Indian Railway while at the same time enhancing the average speed of freight trains from the current pace of 25 km/hr to 70 km/hr.
DFC will be an example of an eco-friendly rail transport system and will also be energy efficient.
Heavy haul trains will be operated through these corridors and existing ports as well as industrial areas will also be connected for faster movement of freight, Financial Express reports.