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Western Dedicated Freight Corridor

The Western Dedicated Freight Corridor or Western DFC is a broad gauge freight corridor under construction in India by Indian Railways. It will connect India's capital, Delhi, and its economic hub, Mumbai. This corridor will cover a distance of 1483 km and would be electrified with double line operation. A single line branch is proposed from Pirthala Junction to Tughlakabad. This will run parallel to existing Delhi - Mathura main line. Route from Rewari to Dadri will be entirely new line and Dadri will further be connected to Khurja junction which will connect this corridor to Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor.

Western Dedicated Freight Corridor
Overview
TypeFreight rail
StatusUnder construction
LocaleDelhi NCT, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra, India
TerminiDadri, Uttar Pradesh, near Delhi
JNPT, Navi Mumbai
Operation
OwnerIndian Railways
Operator(s)DFCCIL
Technical
Line length1,483 km (921 mi)
Track gauge5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) Indian broad gauge
Western Dedicated Freight corridor
to Khurja (Connect to Eastern DFC)
Dadri, Greater Noida
Haryana - Uttar Pradesh Border
Prithala
Tughlakabad
Rajasthan - Haryana Border
Rewari
Phulera (for Jaipur)
Ajmer
Marwar
Gujarat - Rajasthan Border
Iqbalgarh
Palanpur
Mahesana
Amli Road (for Ahmedabad)
Vadodara
Sachin (for Surat)
Maharashtra - Gujarat Border
JNPT

RouteEdit

The Western Dedicated Freight Corridor will begin at Dadri near Delhi in the state of Uttar Pradesh covering a new patch of railway between Dadri - Rewari and then will run parallel to existing line via Narnaul, Ringas. The other important station will be Phulera and Marwar Junction in Rajasthan, Palanpur, Amli Road (Sabarmati), Makarpura (Vadodara), Gothangam / Kosad in Gujarat and Vasai Road in Maharashtra before it terminates at JNPT at Nhava-Sheva near Navi Mumbai in state of Maharashtra.

Western DFC
State Distance Covered
Haryana 177
Rajasthan 567
Gujarat 565
Maharashtra 177
Uttar Pradesh 18
Total 1504[1]

StatusEdit

This corridor is divided into multiple section for contracting purposes.[2]

Western DFC
Section Distance Route Status Project contractor
Dadri - Rewari 141 Dadri-Rewari Under Construction L&T-Sojitz Consortium[3]
Rewari - Iqbalgarh (Palanpur) 626 Rewari-Phulera (near Jaipur)-Ajmer-Marwar-Iqbalgarh Partly Operational. Between Rewari to Ajmer (Madar) L&T-Sojitz Consortium.
Iqbalgarh (Palanpur) - Vadodara 304 Iqbalgarh-Palanpur-Mehsana-Amli Road (near Ahmadabad)-Vadodara Under Construction L&T, Sojit & Gayatri Projects Consortium
Vadodara - Sachin 163 Vadodara-Sachin Under Construction Mitsui-IRCON-TATA Consortium[4]
Sachin - JNPT 265 Sachin-Valsad-Vasai Road-Jawaharlal Nehru Port Under Construction Mitsui-IRCON-Tata Consortium[4]
Total 1499
  • Aug 2018: DFCCIL successfully conducted inaugural run of Indian Railways freight train on 15 August 2018 between 190 Route km long New Ateli - New Phulera stations of WDFC.[5]
  • Dec 2018: DFCCIL successfully tested 306 km stretch between Kishangarh Balawas (Rewari) and Madar(Ajmer). This 306 km includes Ateli to Phulera distance.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Website".
  2. ^ Das, Mamuni (3 April 2013). "Rlys' reluctance to cede control delays $1-billion World Bank loan". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  3. ^ Tandon, Shubhra (8 August 2016). "Larsen & Toubro set to win Rs 4,000 cr western dedicated freight corridor project". The Financial Express.
  4. ^ a b Kumar, V Rishi (5 January 2016). "Mitsui-led consortium starts work on Western Dedicated Freight Corridor Project". The Hindu Business Line.
  5. ^ Bhargava, Yuthika (4 September 2018). "Ateli enters history on a freight train" – via www.thehindu.com.