Dedicated Freight Corridor

The purpose of the project is to provide a safe and efficient freight transportation system in India.

The corridor, touted as one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the country, covers around 3,360-km stretch consisting of eastern and western corridors.

The 1,504-km western freight corridor begins at Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, and goes up to India’s largest container port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, near Mumbai, passing via Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

The 1,856-km eastern corridor will run from Sahnewal near Ludhiana in Punjab to Dankuni near Kolkata, traversing Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand.

Once the entire corridor becomes operational, the average speed of the freight trains is expected to increase from the current 26 km/hour on Indian Railways line to 70 km/hour on the dedicated freight corridor.