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India - Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Project (English)

The objectives of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) Project for India are to (a) provide additional rail transport capacity, improved service quality and higher freight throughput on the 343 km Khurja-Kanpur section of the Eastern rail corridor; and (b) develop the institutional capacity of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corp (DFCCIL) to build and maintain the DFC infrastructure network. There are two components to the project. The first component is design, construction and commissioning of the Khurja-Kanpur section: this component will construct 343 km of double track electrified railway capable of freight train operation with twenty five ton axle loads at 100 km/h; and the second component is institutional development to assist DFCCIL and Ministry of Railways (MOR) to develop their capabilities to best utilize heavy haul freight systems.


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    India - Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Project

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India - Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.