Railways: two DFC projects sanctioned
In an information shared by Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railways in a Lok Sabha session, two Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC) projects on the Western and Eastern routes have been sanctioned and are under implementation at a cost of
81,459 crore (excluding cost of Sonnagar-Dankuni Section of Eastern DFC). Compensation Award of 85 per cent of land has been completed, while 65 per cent of civil contract and 48 per cent of system contract have been awarded. The physical progress of civil work is 20 per cent. The freight carrying capacity of the two corridors would be over 500 billion NTKM per year. The unit cost of freight transport on the two corridors will be lesser than that of Indian Railways.