Rewari-Madar freight corridor section
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently dedicated the Rewari-Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor. The Prime Minister also flagged off the world’s first double stack long haul 1.5 km container train.
About the Rewari-Madar Section
It is situated in Haryana and Rajasthan. It runs for 227 km in Rajasthan. It crosses through Sikar, Jaipur, Ajmer, Nagaur and Alwar districts.
Why is Rewari-Madar Freight Corridor Section important?
Currently, the freight traffic does not get priority over passenger trains. After completion, at least 70% of the freight trains will be transferred to the DFCCIL (Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India) network. This will help in timely movement of cargo.
With the new track, the freight trains are to run at maximum speed of 100 km/hr. This is because, the Indian Railways is planning to increase the maximum speed of freight trains to 100 km/hr. The line has compatible to achieve such speeds. The weight carrying capacity of the wagons in this route has been increased by 14%.
How will Rewari-Madar Freight Corridor Section help businesses?
The Rewari-Madar Freight Corridor section will be of great help to the E-Commerce companies such as Flipkart and Amazon. Apart from the E-commerce sector, the freight corridor will also open up doors for automobile sectors.
Which trains will use Rewari-Madar Freight Corridor?
The Rewari-Madar section will help to decongest the existing Kanpur-Delhi main line traffic. The Kanpur-Delhi line handles 150% of line capacity of Indian Railway. The section has more than 50 passenger trains and sixty goods trains. With the new route, more passenger trains and goods trains can be pumped in.
The route is highly important for the transport of food grains and fertilisers from the northern region to the eastern and north eastern regions. Also, the northern region receives coal, jute, iron ore, petroleum products from the eastern parts through this route.
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