New Bhaupur-New Khurja Section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor 

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  • December 30, 2020
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New Bhaupur-New Khurja Section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure 

In news

  • Indian Prime Minister dedicated to the nation the ambitious New Bhaupur-New Khurja section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) in Uttar Pradesh (UP).

Key takeaways 

  • The 351-kilometre New Bhaupur- New Khurja section of EDFC is built at a cost of Rs. 5,750 crore and most of its part passes through UP.
  • The section will decongest the existing Kanpur-Delhi main line and will enable Indian Railways to run faster trains.
  • The agro products of UP will now reach at a faster speed to other parts of the country . 
  • It will increase the export capacity of the state which is a landlocked area and doesn’t have any port to send the items abroad.

Do you know? 

  • The Prime Minister also inaugurated Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor’s Operation Control Centre at Prayagraj,UP.
  • This will act as the command centre for the entire route length of the EDFC.
  • The Operation Control Centre is equipped with state of the art facilities which are indigenously designed.

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