Dedicated freight corridors to be delayed again, deadline extended by 2 yrs

DFCC has so far commissioned 1,010 kilometres (km) of the proposed 2,843 km, pertaining to stretches undertaken by the government for both the corridors

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The new target, although farther than anticipated, is a more realistic one, a railways official said

Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
The Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs) would be delayed again for the fifth time in this decade. The completion deadline for the projects is now being extended by two years over pandemic-induced challenges and land acquisition delays.

The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCC) has sent its revised completion estimates to the ministry of railways. It sought time till 2023 to complete the Eastern DFC and 2024 for the Western DFC, Business Standard has learnt.

DFCC did not respond to a Business Standard questionnaire till print time.

The DFCs were earlier slated to be completed by next month. The latest

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First Published: May 30 2022 | 10:54 AM IST

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