Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the New Bhaupur-New Khurja section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor through video conferencing.
Dedicating to the nation the ambitious New Bhaupur-New Khurja section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that,this corridor will become a medium of Atma Nirbhar Bharat and help the Kisaan Rails.
Speaking on the occasion Railway Minister Piyush Goel said that this dedicated freight corridor will open new avenues.
The 351-kilometre New Bhaupur- New Khurja section of EDFC is situated in Uttar Pradesh and is built at a cost of Rs. 5,750 crore.
The section will decongest the existing Kanpur-Delhi main line and will enable Indian Railways to run faster trains.
Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath said that the New Bhaupur-New Khurja section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor is very important for us as most of it passes through the state and it will create a new environment for development.
He said that earlier good trains were running around speed of 25 kilometer per hour in these tracks but now the speed will increase manifold.
Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandi ben Patel also attended the function through video conferencing.
AIR Lucknow correspondent reports that The Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor will help a lot to the farmers and industries of the state.
The section will open new vistas of opportunity for the local industries such as aluminium industry in Kanpur Dehat district, dairy sector in Auraiya, textile production in Etawah, glassware industry in Firozabad and locks and hardware in Aligarh district.
During the event, the Prime Minister also inaugurated Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor’s Operation Control Centre (OCC) at Prayagraj.
This will act as the command centre for the entire route length of the EDFC.
The Centre is one of the largest structures of its type globally, with modern interiors, ergonomic design and best-in-class acoustics.
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