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New Delhi : Railways and Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal  on January 4, 2021, reviewed the progress of various sections under completion in DFC on both East and West corridors. Goyal said that no stone should be left unturned in ensuring that completed project is handed over to the nation by June 2022.

‌When apprised of the  challenges facing the Railways in getting work completed in certain sections ahead of the schedule, the Minister said that everything  would be done to bring all stakeholders on board to ensure that work is completed in sync with June 2022 deadline to compete the project, according to a PIB release.

Indian Railways is making dedicated freight corridors to provide exclusive movement on fast speeds for goods trains. PM Narendra Modi had inaugurated the 351 Km New Khurja- New Bhaupur section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor on December 29, 2020.

In the first phase, DFCCIL is constructing the Western DFC (1,504 Route km) and Eastern DFC (1,856 route km including PPP section of Sonnagar-Dankuni Section.

The EDFC starting from Sahnewal near Ludhiana (Punjab) will pass through the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand, to terminate at Dankuni in West Bengal. The Western Corridor connecting Dadri in Uttar Pradesh to Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai will traverse through the states of UP, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Maharashtra, of WDFC & EDFC (excluding the Sonnagar – Dankuni PPP section) i.e. 2,800 route Km, will be commissioned by June 2022.