Freight corridors will help in advancement of new growth centres in India: PM Modi
The eastern and the western devoted freight corridors are being viewed as a game-changer for India and will assist in the development of new growth centres in various parts of the country, stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.
” The eastern and the western dedicated freight passages are being viewed as a game-changer for India. It will assist in the advancement of new growth centres in various parts of the nation. It will work as the source of advancement for lots of parts of the country,” the Prime Minister stated while inaugurating the 306 kilometres long Rewari-Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC).
PM Modi likewise flagged off the Double Stack Long Haul container train on electrical traction from New Ateli-New Kishangarh during the virtual occasion. The train is 1.5 kilometre in length.
” Today, new speed is contributed to our constant efforts to enhance the facilities of the country. In the past few days, the nation performed numerous advancement works consisting of cash transferred to farmers’ accounts digitally, the building of AIIMS in Gujarat’s Rajkot, and IIM in Odisha’s Sambalpur started. When the start of the year is great then the coming year is bound to be fantastic. We have actually achieved all this during our fight with COVID-19,” he stated.
The Prime Minister said that the emergency situation use approval to two ‘made in India’ COVID-19 vaccines has actually instilled a new self-confidence in individuals of the nation.
Based on a main declaration, the Rewari – Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Passage is located between Haryana and Rajasthan and includes 9 freshly developed DFC stations in which six are crossing stations viz. New Dabla, New Bhagega, New Sri Madhopur, New Pachar Malikpur, New Sakun, and New Kishangarh while the other three in Rewari, New Ateli and New Phulera are junction stations.
Previously the 351- km New Bhaupur- New Khurja area of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Passage (EDFC) was committed to the country by the Prime Minister on December 29, 2020.
Notably, With the inauguration of this section, seamless connectivity between the WDFC and EDFC will be attained.
Based on the declaration, the Double Stack Long Run Container Train operation will have an improved axle load of 25 tons.
Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) will run freight trains at the maximum speed of 100 km per hour as versus the existing maximum speed of 75 kmph on Indian Train tracks whereas the typical speed of freight trains will likewise be increased from the existing speed of 26 kmph on Indian Trains lines to 70 kmph on DFC.
Governors and Chief Ministers of Rajasthan and Haryana along with Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal were likewise present at the occasion.
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