Consider the following statements with respect to Dedicated Freight Corridor project in India:

  1. The western DFC runs from Dadri(UP) to Nhava Sheva port in Mumbai, and is funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency.
  2. The eastern DFC runs from Dankuniin West Bengal to Ludhiana in Punjab and is funded by World Bank.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 and 2

The Western DFC is being funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Part of Eastern DFC (Mughalsarai-Allahabad-Kanpur-Khurja–Ludhiana) is being funded by World Bank. The EDFC, starting from Dankuniin West Bengal, will pass through the states of Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to terminate at Ludhiana. The Western corridor that will traverse the distance from Dadri(UP) to Mumbai–Jawaharlal Nehru) Port (JNPT) will traverse the National Capital Region, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

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