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DFCCIL completes 194 km Bhadan-Khurja section in EDFC, trial run done

New Delhi, Nov 30 (UNI) Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL)
completed the 194 km section from Bhadan to Khurja of the Eastern Dedicated Freight
Corridor (EDFC) on one of India’s busiest rail network on Friday.
A trial run of freight train on this newly-completed section was done in the presence of MD
DFCCIL Anurag Sachan and senior executives of Tata Projects, besides senior officials
from NCR, DFCCIL and other stakeholders.
Located between Delhi-Kanpur section, the Bhadan-Khurja stretch has six stations and a total
of 249 bridges consisting of 17 major, 137 minor, 92 Rail Under Bridges (RUB) and 3 Rail Fly
Overs (RFOs), an official statement here said.
Trial run of a commercial freight train in this section is scheduled on Friday.
Freight trains on DFCCIL will be capable for attaining speeds of 100 kmph as against the current maximum speed of 75 km/h on Indian Railway.
On Thursday Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani carried out an extensive
inspection of the newly laid DFC section and reviewed the preparedness along with MD
DFCCIL Anurag Sachan, GM NCR Rajiv Chaudhary, DFCCIL officials and executives
of the JVs/PMC.
He expressed satisfaction on the timely completion of the section and reposed firm assurance
that consistency of progress will be maintained in achieving the prospective targets of completion
of other sections also.
Thus, realising the professed resolve of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to transform Indian
Railways into the most cost-effective, safe and eco-friendly mode of transport.
DFCCIL had recently run first Double Stack Container Freight train on the 190 km stretch between Ateli to Phulera (located on Rewari-Ajmer portion) of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor on August 15, 2018.
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