The world’s second biggest operation control centre for goods train, built in India by the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited(DFCCIL) is all set to start operations and is most likely to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi at the end of this month, as per reports by a senior company official.
Mr Anurag Sachan, Managing Director of the DFFCIL was quoted saying that the control centre, deemed to be the “nerve-centre” of the 1800 km-long Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor is based at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. The control centre comprises of a theatre which measures 1560 sq. metre with a video wall that goes beyond 90m and will be utilised as a one-stop shop for controlling and monitoring rail systems including train operations and the power supply system. Once functional, the control centre will oversee operations of all goods trains on the busy Eastern Corridor route.
The Managing Director also mentioned that the Western corridor will have a similar operation control system at Ahmedabad.
One of the biggest infrastructure projects in the country, the Dedicated Freight Corridor is a 3360 km stretch consisting of the Eastern and Western Corridors.
The DFCCIL was established to undertake planning & development, mobilization of financial resources and construction, maintenance and operation of the Dedicated Freight Corridors.