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BRICS Trade Fair: DFC Corporation stall records huge footfalls

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) Corporation's stall at the BRICS Trade Fair here attracted many visitors who evinced keen interest on its ongoing projects.

The BRICS Trade Fair, with the theme of Building BRICS - Innovation for Collaboration, ended here today. It began on October 12 at Pragati Maidan.

BRICS is the association of five major emerging economies -- Brazil, Russia, India, and Apart from BRICS countries, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, and also participated in the trade fair.

DFC Corporation, a Ministry of undertaking, is engaged in planning, construction, operation and maintenance of Dedicated Freight Corridors.

In the first phase, two corridors, namely Eastern Corridor from to Dankuni (1,840 kms) and the Western Corridor from Dadri to Jawahar Lal Nehru Port (1,502 kms) are being constructed exclusively for movement of goods trains, says a release.

The Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor from to Dankuni near Kolkata is traversing states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

The Western Dedicated Freight Corridor from Dadri (Uttar Pradesh) to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (Mumbai) is passing through Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

The Western Corridors is being funded by Japan International Corporation Agency, while the Eastern Corridor from Mughal Sarai to is being funded by the World Bank.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 21:57 IST