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Private sector players to add steam to eastern dedicated freight corridor

If public sector majors like NTPC or Coal India show any interest, the possibilities of a joint venture cannot be ruled out

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The last leg of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) — from Sonnagar to Gomoh — may get a fresh lease of life now, with the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) initiating talks with corporates to develop the stretch on a public private partnership (PPP) model. At least 23 domestic and global private sector majors — including Reliance Industries (RIL), Tata Projects, Adani Ports  and Logistics, GMR Infrastructure, Mitsui, Siemens, and KEC International — participated in a roadshow held by DFCC in Delhi, on ...