Railways to gear up to ensure all last mile connectivity: Goyal reviews Dedicated Freight Corridors

New Delhi: While reviewing the progress of upcoming Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs), Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal said that the railways should gear up to ensure all last-mile connectivity as it speeds up the progress of DFCs in the country, according to a statement from the Ministry of Railways issued on Monday, 28th December. The Railways Minister asked the officials to continue to engage and coordinate with all the stakeholders in ensuring that remaining sections of land acquisitions are also completed at earliest.

He also suggested the formation of dedicated management teams, led by a senior official for each project of Railways, for day to day effective monitoring and resolution of the project issues, as per Railway Ministry statement.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also inaugurate the 351 km long ‘New Bhaupur- New Khurja section’ of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) on Tuesday, 29th December. During the event, PM Modi will also inaugurate EDFC’s Operation Control Centre (OCC) at Prayagraj, according to the Railway Ministry.

Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India is constructing the Western DFC (1,504 Route km) and Eastern DFC (1,856 route km including Sonnagar-Dankuni PPP Section).


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