Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor

Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor
Overview
Type Freight rail
Status Cleared in February 2008 by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
Locale Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal / Jharkhand, India
Termini Ludhiana, Punjab
Dankuni, West Bengal
Operation
Owner Indian Railways
Operator(s) Indian Railways
Technical
Line length 1,839 km (1,143 mi)
Track gauge 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) Indian broad gauge
Eastern Dedicated Freight corridor
Ludhiana
Dhandharikalan
Sirhind
Rajpura
Punjab - Haryana Border
Ambala
Yamunanagar
Kalanaur
Haryana - Uttar Pradesh Border
Saharanpur
Muzaffarnagar
Meerut
Hapur
Bulandshahr
Khurja
Uttar Pradesh - Haryana Border
Dadri
Western DFC
Aligarh
Hathras
Barhan
Tundla
Etawah
Bhaupur (for Kanpur)
Prempur
Manauri
Allahabad
Cheoki/Naini
Jeonathpur "(for Varanasi)"
Mughalsarai
Ganjkhwaja
Uttar Pradesh - Bihar Border
Son Nagar
Bihar - Jharkhand Border
Gomoh
Jharkhand - West Bengal Border
Andal
Dankuni

Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor or Eastern DFC is a railway under construction in northeastern India by Indian Railways. The railway will run between Ludhiana in Punjab and Dankuni (near Kolkata) in West Bengal. The railway is one of the multiple freight corridors. For the railway line, broad gauge will be used. The Eastern DFC will have double tracks and will be electrified. The section from Ludhiana in Punjab to Khurja (Bulandshahr) in Uttar Pradesh 400 Km will be single line electrified due to a lack of space. This freight corridor will cover a total distance of 1839 km. This corridor will also pass through Dadri, which is the origin point of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor and which will serve as a junction.

Route

The freight corridor will cover first 447 km of Ludhiana - Dhari - Khurja section with single electrified track. After this the remaining line will be double track electrified up to Dankuni in West Bengal. This will cover the important stations of Sahnewal, Doraha, Ludhiana, Sirhind, Rajpura, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Hathras, Barhan, Tundla, Firozabad, Etawah, Kanpur, Allahabad and Mughalsarai. To reduce load over the main line, this line will have many junctions. The proposed junctions on this line are Dhandharikalan, Sirhind, Rajpura, Khalanaur, Khurja, Daudkhan, Tundla, Bhaupur, Prempur, Cheoki / Naini, Jeonathpur, Mughalsarai, Ganjkhwaja, Son Nagar railway station, Gomoh, Andal and Dankuni (The eastern terminal point).

Eastern DFC
State Distance Covered
Punjab 88
Haryana 72
Uttar Pradesh 1049
Bihar 93
Jharkhand 50
West Bengal 488
Total 1839

Status

This corridor is divided into multiple section for contracting purposes.[1]

Eastern DFC
Section Distance Route Project contractor
Ludhiana - Khurja 404 Ludhiana-Ambala-Saharanpur-Yamunanagar-Muzaffarnagar-Meerut-Hapur-Bulandshahr-Khurja GMR Group
Khurja - Bhaupur (near Kanpur) 343 Khurja-Aligarh-Hathras-Tundla-Etawah-Bhaupur TATA Projects India-Aldesa Spain[2][3]
Bhaupur (near Kanpur) - Mughalsarai 393 Bhaupur-Prempur-Manauri(near Allahabad)-Chheoki East(near Allahabad)-Mughalsarai GMR Group[4]
Mughalsarai - Sonnagar 118 Mughalsarai-Sonnagar C&C Construction Gurgaon and BSCPL
Sonnagar - Dankuni 538 Sonnagar-Gomoh-Dankuni PPP Model
Dadri-Khurja 46 Dadri-Khurja GMR Group
Total 1839

See also

References

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