In a successful attempt, the trial-run of the Indian Railways freight train was flagged off from New Kishangarh Station on the newly built Rewari-Madar section of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) on Friday, covering a distance of 306 km, as per the statement from Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation India Limited (DFCCIL).
The Rewari-Madar section which cost Rs. 3918 crore(excluding land) consists of 16 major bridges and viaduct, 270 minor bridges, 4 Rail Fly Overs, 19 Road Over Bridges & 178 Road Under Bridges eliminating 148 Level crossings.
Furthermore, it also includes nine newly built DFC stations, six crossing stations, and three junction stations.
According to the statement, DFCCIL has also increased the speed of the freight trains at the maximum speed of 100 Kmph hour from the present 75 kmph on Indian Railway tracks whereas the average speed of freight trains will be increased from existing speed of 26 kmph on Indian Railways lines to 70 kmph on Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC).
The opening of this stretch will benefit various industries in Rewari – Manesar, Narnaul, Phulera & Kishangarh areas of Rajasthan & Haryana.
It is also expected to fasten the throughput of the container depot of CONCOR at Kathwas as it will come on the DFC map.