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Dedicated Freight Corridors in India

Access to Information about Dedicated Freight Corridors Program in India added to PM World Library

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Rajamahender Rapelly

16 January 2018 – Mumbai, India – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library on the subject of major transportation projects and programs. The new resource is titled “Connecting the country: Dedicated Freight Corridors'', published on the website of Make in India.

Dedicated Freight Corridors was initiated by the Ministry of Railways, India in order to bring a paradigm shift in the railway freight operations in the country. These freight corridors were proposed to ensure a more reliable, economical and faster transportation of goods. The rapid growth of Indian economy has created demanded the additional rail freight transportation operations and this is likely to grow more in future. The project is mainly the Golden Quadrilateral linking the four metropolitan cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Howrah and its two diagonals (Delhi-Chennai and Mumbai-Howrah) comprising 16% of the route, that carried over 52% of passenger traffic and 58% of freight traffic.

As of now there are two sanctioned Dedicated Freight Corridors. They are: Eastern Corridor (Howrah-Delhi) and Western Corridor (Mumbai-Delhi) spanning 3,360 route kilometers, has been estimated at USD 12 Billion. With overall progress of over 35% achieved so far, these corridors thus providing relief to the heavily congested Golden Quadrilateral. A Special Purpose Vehicle, ‘Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited’ (DFCCIL) has been setup under the Ministry of Railways to facilitate the development and functioning of these corridors.

To access these resources, go to the Major Projects and Programmes section of the library at, click on “Transportation – Infrastructure”, then click on Transportation Infrastructure - Rail. Must be registered as Free Trial, Professional or Scholar member and logged in to access.