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Jan 07, 2021
8:28PM

New Section of Western dedicated freight corridor will boost logistic infrastructure and speed-up development, says PM Modi

PMO India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated to the nation the 306-Kilometre long New Rewari - New Madar Section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor. He also flagged off through video conference the world's first Double Stack Long Haul 1.5-Kilometre long Container Train hauled by electric traction from New Ateli -New Kishangarh through video conference today.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Modi said, the dedicated freight corridor is being looked at as a gamechanger for India. After a lot of hard work in the last five to six years, it has come to fruition. He said that opening of this stretch will fuel the industries in Rewari, Mahendergarh, Ajmer and Seeker.


The Prime Minister said that the corridor covers 135 stations, which will be developed as multimodel logistic hubs. He said it will also help the village and small scale industries. Mr Modi said that Corridor will contribute to the uplift of the economy.


Mr Modi also said, a few days ago, India approved two Made In India vaccines for COVID -19 instilling Indians with renewed self-confidence. He added that all these efforts and steps show the country is moving swiftly towards building a self-reliant India.


The New Rewari-New Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor is situated in Haryana and Rajasthan. It consists of nine newly built dedicated freight corridor stations which includes three junction stations in New Rewari, New Ateli and New Phulera.  


The Double Stack Long Haul Container Train Operation which adds an enhanced axle load of 25 tonnes will maximize capacity utilization. 

 

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