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Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC)

The 3338 Km Heavy Haul Eastern And Western Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs) Project Is A Mega Infrastructure Project Being Undertaken By Indian Railways. The Project Objective Is To Substantially Enhance The Rail Freight Transportation Capacity In The Country, Reduce Unit Costs Of Transportation And Improve Service Quality Levels.

Western DFC

Western DFC is 1499 km long and extends from Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) near Mumbai to Rewari -Dadri near Delhi.

It would cater largely to the container traffic to and from the existing and upcoming ports in Maharashtra and Gujarat states in Western India to the Northern hinterland.

Western DFCs would be connected to the production/consumption centers/mines/ ports through the existing Indian Railway lines called feeder routes.

The freight traffic from the feeder routes would be transferred to the DFCs at junction stations and vice versa. The junction stations on DFC network would be located approximately 100 km apart on Eastern and 200 km apart on Western DFC.

Eastern DFC

Eastern DFC is 1839 km long and extends from Dankuni near Kolkata in Eastern India to Ludhiana in Northern India.

It Would Cater Mainly To Coal Transport And Other Bulk Cargo From Eastern Parts Of The Country To To The Industrial Belt Of Northern India.

Below are benefits accrued to the trade from DFC :-
  1. This corridor is dedicated only for freight train operations.
  2. DFC is designed for a maximum speed of 100 kmps, thus significantly improving transit time of freight trains from Ports in western India to ICD in northern hinterland.
  3. With Double stack train operations allowed in DFC, efficiency utilization of rakes will increase significantly.
  4. DFC allows higher axle load per wagon from current 22.5 tons to 25 tons thus allowing fast movement of heavy cargo with an overall load of 13000 tonnage.
  5. DFC will connect the existing ports and industrial areas for faster movement of goods
  6. The DFC project is an energy-efficient and environment-friendly rail transport system as per global standards
  7. It will increase the rail share from the existing 30 per cent to 45 per cent and will reduce the logistic cost of transportation.
Design feature of DFC v/s Existing Rail Infrastructure :-

Feature Existing On DFC
Axle Load 22.9t/25t 25t
Bridges & Formation designed for 32.5t
Maximum Speed 75 Kmph 100 Kmph
Curvature Up to 10 degree Up to 2.4 degree
Traction Height 4.3 meters 5.3 meters

The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC)

The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) was conceived with the vision “to create strong economic base with globally competitive environment and state-of-the-art infrastructure to activate local commerce, enhance foreign investments attain sustainable development”.
This mega infrastructure project, costing US $90 billion, was to be implemented with financial and technical aid from the Government of Japan.
The DMIC region comprises parts of seven states (Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra) and two union territories (Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu).
The project influence region of DMIC is a band of 150 km on both sides of the Western DFC.

DMIC plan includes substantial investment in transport infrastructure along with industrial and urban infrastructure.

DMIC Key elements
  1. Setting up export oriented industrial parks/zones
  2. Augmentation of industrial estates with infrastructure (transport terminals, warehouse waste treatment facilities, etc.)
  3. Developing integrated agro/food processing zones including logistics and retail infrastructure
  4. Augmentation of airports, Ports and road/rail connectivity
  5. Developing logistics infrastructure such as multi-modal logistics parks with container depots, terminals and warehouses