|Eastern Dedicated Freight corridor|
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.
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).
This corridor is divided into multiple section for contracting purposes.
|Ludhiana - Khurja
|Khurja - Bhaupur (near Kanpur)
||TATA Projects India-Aldesa Spain|
|Bhaupur (near Kanpur) - Mughalsarai
||Bhaupur-Prempur-Manauri(near Allahabad)-Chheoki East(near Allahabad)-Mughalsarai
|Mughalsarai - Sonnagar
||C&C Construction Gurgaon and BSCPL|
|Sonnagar - Dankuni