Dedicated freight corridor to bring down charges by 50%, likely to be operational by next year; DFCCIL to run 120 trains daily
The corporation is in talks with the Ministry of Railways that some part of lower freight charges should be passed on to the customers, he said.
Gujarat farmers are protesting poor compensation for their land and alleged irregularities in the state government's acquisition process.
Railway ministry officials say 800 kilometres of Dedicated Freight Corridor to open across country by December
The Dedicated Freight Corridor, once completed, is expected to complement the future of the Indian economy with an increased number of freight trains in eastern and western sectors of the country.
Dedicated Freight Corridor to have first trial run of western arm on 15 August; completion target set for March 2020
The Rs 81,400 crore Dedicated Freight Corridor project had got the Union Cabinet's green signal in 2006, and has since missed several completion deadlines.
Western Railway completes Udhana-Jalgaon project, says 305-km-long track will boost growth in regions along stretch
Western Railway completed the 305-km long Udhana-Jalgaon double line project, linking districts of Surat in Gujarat and Jalgaon in Maharashtra.
While Prabhu has boldly stated that the operating ratio at the end of 2016-17 shall be 92%, everyone agrees that it is impossible
DFC stations will be equipped with modern systems and loco drivers will have Mobile Radio Train Communication System for constant communication with control room
Civil construction contracts and other contracts for about 1,526-km on the two corridors and 54 bridges on the Western DFC have been awarded at a total value of over Rs 20,000 crore.
While the Western DFC is expected to be completed by December 2017, the target for the Eastern DFC is March 2018.
Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal today said that almost 86 per cent land has already been acquired for the ambitious Dedicated Freight Corridor and expressed hope that the project will be completed in the next four years.
The prolonged absence of Railway Minister Mukul Roy from Delhi came in for questioning on Tuesday in the Lok Sabha with JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav taking a dig at him, saying he was not attending his office while the railways is suffering.