GatewayRail flags off ‘Python train’ on Western DFC

Gateway Rail Freight (GatewayRail) has undertaken operations of two double stacked trains in a python configuration on the Western DFC. These trains are dedicated services for CMA-CGM shipping line, the world’s fourth-largest container shipping company. From the two double stacked trains, one train arrived from Mundra port and the other from Pipavav port, both carrying import containers. It clubs two double-stack container trains to increase the efficiency and reduce the cost for customers. The trains were joined at New Kishangarh, Rajasthan (Madar Junction) for the DFC stretch of 306 km up to New Ateli, Rewari, Haryana. The government’s record allocation of Rs1.1 trillion for the Indian Railways has given specific thrust towards the completion of Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) by June 2022 that will further add impetus to rail infrastructure and will immensely benefit ports, exporters, and importers, shipping lines and container operators and other consumers of rail transport. The corridor will increase the transportation efficiency and reduce the cost for customers.
GatewayRail’s train was also one of the two that were recently inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (Rewari – Madar section). GatewayRail is already accruing benefits from this DFC section, and will continue to benefit as the rest of the Western DFC is commissioned in phases until final completion.