North Central Railway
No. 11PR/01/2021Press ReleaseDate: 14.01.2021
General Manager NCR & NER Shri Vinay Kumar Tripathi reviewed progress of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC)
Yamuna Bridge of DFC is targeted for commissioning by Sept-2021
Complete EDFC stretch falling on NCR from Dadri to Pt. DeenDayalUpadhyay Jn. shall be commissioned by June-2022.
On 14.01.2021, General Manger NCR & NER Sri VinayKuamrTripathi reviewed progress of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor falling under North Central Railway territory through video conferencing with MD DFCCIL Shri R K Jain and other officials of DFCCIL, AGM NCR Shri RanjanYadav, PHODs of North Central Railway, DRM Prayagraj Shri Mohit Chandra and other officials of Prayagraj Division.
At the outset PCE NCR Shri Shrad Mehta welcomed GM Shri Vinay Kumar Tripathi and other officers in this review meeting which was followed by opening address from Managing Director DFCCIL Shri R K Jain. Shri Jain thanked NCR for support in opening of 350Kms EDFC section between Bhaupur- Khurja inaugurated by Hon’ble PM Shri NarendraModi on 29.12.20. In this coordination meeting held between DFCCIL and North Central Railway various items related to expeditious completion of eastern dedicated freight corridor falling on NCR’s territory were discussed and finalized. Progress of important works related to ROBs, RUBs, OHE and signalling requiring joint efforts of DFCCIL and NCR were discussed in the meeting. Presentation on agenda items of the meeting was made by Shri Narendra Singh CBE NCR.
Reviewing the progress, General Manager Shri Vinay Kumar Tripathi said that RUBs constructed should be free from water logging and proper and permanent solution for this be devised and implemented on priority. Shri Tripathi specifically reviewed progress of important Yamuna bridge being constructed by DFCCIL near Prayagraj. MD DFCCIL apprised that of 34 total spans of this important bridge 16 are already launched and bridge shall be commissioned by Sept-21. Shri Tripathi also advised DFCCIL and Railway officials to jointly identify targets and related issues for phasewise commissioning of EDFC route between KhurjaDadri and Bhaupur - Pt. DeenDayalUpadhyay Jn. He stressed that sections added in phased manner will help Railway to ease out existing route so that works related to speed raising on existing routes can be undertaken easily. GM Shri Tripathi assured DFCCIL that all required assistance in expeditious commissioning of this important infrastructure project shall be rendered by North Central Railway. MD DFCCIL Shri Jain said that with active support from North Central Railway DFCCIL is making all efforts to commission entire EDFC route falling on NCR from Dadri to Pt. DeenDayalUpadhyay Jn. well before the target of June-2022.
DRM Prayagraj Shri Mohit Chandra said that with formal start of train operations between Bhaupur and Khurja it is important that standard and common operational procedures be followed for safe and efficient train operation on DFC network.