Indian Railways’ Ambitious Eastern Dedicated Corridor To Be Opened Between Bhaupur-Khurja By November
Indian Railways’ Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor To Be Opened Between Bhaupur-Khurja By NovemberFreight train running on Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (YouTube screenshot) 

The Bhaupur-Khurja section of Indian Railways’ ambitious Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor in Uttar Pradesh is all set to be opened by November, thereby reducing pressure on the very busy Kanpur-New Delhi stretch of the Northern Railways, Rail Analysis has reported.

After the opening of the section, freight trains would be shifted to the dedicated corridor, thus freeing up space for passenger trains on the Kanpur-New Delhi stretch to ensure on-time performance.

This will also provide more time to railways for asset maintenance, thus enhancing passenger safety. It would also help railways free up resources for completing the long overdue non-interlocking work in Tundla, which continues to be operated via the antiquated hand-lever arrangement.

As per a joint statement by Northern Railways and Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation India Ltd (DFCCIL), the stretch will open by November of this year. Both the departments also reviewed every aspect of the project to ensure that the deadline is met. The full corridor is expected to be completed by 2021.

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