Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor

  • EDFC is 1,840 km long freight corridor of Indian Railways extending from Ludhiana in Punjab to Kolkata in West Bengal.
  • The objective of the EDFC is to augment railway freight carrying capacity along the railway corridor between Ludhiana and Kolkata.
  • The project will benefit industries of northern and eastern India, which rely on railway network for transportation of material inputs and processed goods.
  • It is also going to help to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions, as trains complying on this dedicated freight corridor will operate entirely on electricity

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