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Railways may have to pump in Rs 12,000 crore for freight corridor

Had sought participation of pvt players but efforts have proved inconclusive

Railway, freight, cargo

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Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi

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In what is proving to be another attempt at public-private partnership (PPP) foundering, the Ministry of Railways may have to end up building a crucial Rs 12,000-crore stretch of a dedicated freight corridor from its own pocket, drawing the curtains on the hunt for a suitor, multiple senior officials have told Business Standard.

“A proposal was moved to the Railway Board to construct the 371-km stretch between Sonnagar and New Andal through a railway organisation itself,” a senior executive of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation (DFCC) said.

The 538-km stretch between Sonnagar, Bihar, and Dankuni, West Bengal, was envisaged as the

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First Published: Apr 23 2023 | 11:42 PM IST

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