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Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor on fast track, completes 194 km Bhadan-Khurja section


New Delhi, Nov 30 (UNI)

DFC on fast track, Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor

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.

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