Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 306-km New Rewari-New Madar part of the Western Devoted Freight Hall (WDFC) by way of video-conferencing on January 7, an announcement from the Prime Minister’s Workplace (PMO) mentioned on Tuesday.
PM Modi may even flag off the world’s first double-stack long-haul 1.5-km-long container prepare hauled by electrical traction from New Ateli-New Kishangarh throughout the occasion.
The governors and chief ministers of Rajasthan and Haryana, together with Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, might be current on the event.
The New Rewari-New Madar part of the WDFC is located in Haryana (roughly 79 km in Mahendragarh and Rewari districts) and Rajasthan (roughly 227 km in Jaipur, Ajmer, Sikar, Nagaur and Alwar districts). It consists of 9 newly-built DFC stations, of which six are crossing stations — New Dabla, New Bhagega, New Sri Madhopur, New Pachar Malikpur, New Sakun and New Kishangarh — whereas the opposite three at New Rewari, New Ateli and New Phulera are junction stations.
The opening of this stretch will profit numerous industries within the Rewari, Manesar, Narnaul, Phulera and Kishangarh areas of Haryana and Rajasthan and likewise allow a greater utilization of the container depot of the CONCOR at Kathuwas. This part may even guarantee a seamless connectivity with the western ports of Kandla, Pipavav, Mundhra and Dahej in Gujarat.
With the inauguration of this part, a seamless connectivity between the WDFC and the EDFC might be achieved. Earlier, the 351-km New Bhaupur-New Khurja part of the EDFC was devoted to the nation by the prime minister on December 29.
The wagons on a long-haul double-stack container prepare on the WDFC can carry 4 occasions when it comes to container models in comparison with the present site visitors on the Indian Railway tracks, the PMO mentioned.
The DFCCIL will run freight trains on the most velocity of 100 km per hour as towards the present most velocity of 75 kmph on Indian Railway tracks, whereas the common velocity of freight trains may even be elevated from the present 26 kmph on Indian Railway tracks to 70 kmph on DFC.