Railways should gear up to ensure all last mile connectivity: Piyush Goyal

Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal has said that Railways should gear up to ensure all last mile connectivity as it speeds up the problem progress of Dedicated Freight Corridors, DFCs in the country.

Reviewing the progress of upcoming DFCs, Mr Goyal asked the officials to continue to engage and coordinate with all the stake holders in ensuring that remaining sections of land acquisitions are also completed at earliest.

The Minister also suggested the formation of dedicated management teams, led by a senior official for each project of Railways, for day to day effective monitoring and resolution of the project issues.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 351 kilometer long ‘New Bhaupur- New Khurja section’ of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor, EDFC today. During the event, Mr Modi will also inaugurate EDFC’s Operation Control Centre at Prayagraj.

Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India is constructing the Western DFC, 1504 Route kilometer and Eastern DFC, 1856 route kilometer including  Sonnagar-Dankuni PPP Section.

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