27 level crossings to be eliminated in 625 km DFC route

September 18, 2013


NEW DELHI: In order to make freight movement seamless on the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC), railways have undertaken steps for eliminating 27 level crossings along the 625 km long route between Rewari and Iqbalgarh.

While 22 road overbridges (ROB) and road underbridges (RUB) will come up in Rajasthan, five will be constructed in Haryana to do away with level crossings in the 625 km route, which is part of Western DFC.

“Rajasthan government has agreed to share the cost of construction of 22 road overbridges and road underbridges. We are having a discussion with Haryana government for working out details for eliminating level crossings on the DFC route,” said a senior Dedicated Frieght Corridor Corporation (DFCC) official.

DFCC had recently awarded a contract of approximately Rs 6700 cr to an international consortium of Sojitz-L&T for constructing 625 km long corridor between Rewari to Ikbalgarh.

DFC is to be commissioned without any level crossings along the route to make it faster and seamless movement of freight trains.

The construction of the ROB and RUB on the DFC route has to be shared equally between state government and railways.

Managing Director of DFCC R K Gupta had reviewed the arrangement for shifting utilities coming in the way of alignment of the DFC project.

The Western DFC project is likely to be completed by 2017 and expected to create multiple opportunities in industrial and transportation sector.


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