PM Modi inaugurates Rewari-Madar section of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor | TOP POINTS

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Rewari-Madar section of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor via video conferencing.

PM Modi flagged off world’s first double-stack long-haul 1.5-km-long container train hauled by electric traction from New Ateli-New Kishangarh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 306 km Rewari-Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor and flags off Double Stack Long Haul (1.5 km in length) container train run

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As per an official statement, the Rewari – Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor is situated between Haryana and Rajasthan and consists of nine newly built 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.

Earlier the 351-km New Bhaupur- New Khurja section of the Eastern dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) was dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister on December 29, 2020.

Notably, With the inauguration of this section, seamless connectivity between the WDFC and EDFC will be achieved.

As per the statement, the Double Stack Long Haul Container Train operation will have an enhanced 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 against the current maximum speed of 75 kmph on Indian Railway tracks whereas the average speed of freight trains will also be increased from the existing speed of 26 kmph on Indian Railways lines to 70 kmph on DFC.

Governors and Chief Ministers of Rajasthan and Haryana along with Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal were also present at the occasion.

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