UTTAR PRADESH (Metro Rail News): In a major milestone, the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC-2)’s final segment, spanning 27 KM from New Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction to New Ahraura Rd, has successfully been commissioned by Systra JV on May 31, 2023.
Having achieved this notable milestone, the commissioning of the complete EDFC-2 has been accomplished, successfully connecting the 1875 km long route from Sonnagar, Bihar to Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This development has led to a reduction of approximately 15 hours in the transit time for coal transportation.
The commissioning of EDFC-2 also involves a 422 RKM stretch from New Bhaupur to New Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction. This section features a 2x25KV Electrified Double Line and Automatic Signalling, enabling smoother operations and improved connectivity. Systra JV had previously commissioned a 351 km section from New Bhaupur to New Khurja of DFCCIL in 2020.
The successful commissioning of the EDFC-2 sections marks a significant advancement in improving freight connectivity throughout India and influencing its future.