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Indian railways Freight corridor undergoes first trial run

Indian railways Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) train successfully underwent its first trial run. The train will be hauled by a diesel locomotive, though both the Eastern and Western DFCs are expected to be fully electrified. Diesel locos will be used only for trial purposes as the electrification of the track is in progress. The corridors will be fully electrified by the time of commissioning in March 2020. The Western DFC will reportedly cover 1,504 km from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust near Navi Mumbai to Dadri in Uttar Pradesh through Vadodara-Ahmedabad-Palanpur-Phulera-Rewari.

Updated : 29 August 2018, 01:38 PM