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No slowdown of trains in the exclusive freight corridor | India News


NEW DELHI – Unlike all other rail routes, freight trains on the 351 km New Bhaupur-New Khurja section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) will not need to slow down along this stretch. Sources said this will be one of the unique features of the two dedicated freight corridors.
An official said the train that was stopped by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday at a designated speed of 60 kilometers per hour clocked 59.6 kilometers per hour for the entire run. While the design speed of even the fastest passenger trains, such as Rajdhani and Shatabdi, is higher, the average speed drops, as there are precautions to reduce speed on several sections.
“One of the reasons no train would be required to slow down is our good maintenance practice, which would be strictly followed,” the rail official said.
Work on both the east and west dedicated freight corridors has picked up speed in recent months after the prime minister held a review meeting on progress. While expressing his disgust at the delay, he had asked Union’s rail minister Piyush Goyal to hold a weekly review meeting.

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