Dedicated Freight Corridors will boost growth in different cities of country: PM

TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/8/2021 10:47:51 AM World

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Dedicated Freight Corridors will form the basis of development of new growth centers and growth points in different cities of the country.

Dedicated freight corridor is not only the route for modern freight trains but also a corridor for rapid development of the country, the Prime Minister said after dedicating to the nation the 306 km long Rewari - Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) through video-conferencing.

He also flagged off the Double Stack Long Haul Container Train on this route.



Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra, Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union Ministers--Piyush Goyal, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Kailash Choudhary, Rao Inderjit Singh, Ratan Lal Kataria, Krishan Pal Gurjar were present on the occasion.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister said Maha Yagna to modernise the country's infrastructure has gained a new momentum today.

He listed the initiatives of the Government launched in the last 12 days to modernise the country like DBT to farmers, launch of National Mobility Card in Airport Express Line, inauguration of AIIMS Rajkot, IIM Sambalpur, Light House Projects in 6 cities, National Atomic Timescale and Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya, National Environmental Standards Laboratory, Kochi-Mangalore gas pipeline, 100th Kisan Rail, a section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor.

He added that so many launches were done even during this in this period of Corona to modernise the country.

The Prime Minister said the Made in India vaccine for Corona approved a few days back has instilled a new confidence in the people.

He said Dedicated Freight Corridor is seen as the game changer project for India in the 21st century.

The Prime Minister said since the launch of the New Bhaupur - New Khurja section average speed of the freight train has tripled in that particular section.

Mr Modi said with the flag off of the first double stacked container freight train from New Ateli in Haryana to New Kishanganj in Rajasthan, India has joined the select nations in the world.

He lauded the efforts of the engineers and their team for this proud achievement.

Mr Modi said this dedicated freight corridor will bring new opportunities and new hopes for everyone especially farmers, entrepreneurs and merchants of Rajasthan.


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