Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 306-km new Rewari- Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC). While dedicating it to the nation, Prime Minister also flagged off the world’s first double-stack long-haul 1.5-km-long container train hauled by electric traction from New Ateli-New Kishangarh through video-conferencing. The 306 km Rewari-Madar section of Western DFC will provide quantum boost to freight and logistics by decongesting Indian railway network with energy efficient transportation and reduced transportation cost.
The new Rewari-Madar section of the WDFC is situated in Haryana (approximately 79 km in Mahendragarh and Rewari districts) and Rajasthan (approximately 227 km in Jaipur, Ajmer, Sikar, Nagaur and Alwar districts). The opening of this stretch will benefit various industries in the Rewari, Manesar, Narnaul, Phulera and Kishangarh areas of Haryana and Rajasthan and also enable better usage of the container depot of the CONCOR at Kathuwas.
PM Modi said, “The ‘mahayagya’ to modernise the country’s infrastructure today gained new momentum. This dedicated freight corridor project is being seen as a game-changer for India in the 21st century. After the hard work of the last five to six years, today a big portion of it (project) has become a reality. This dedicated freight corridor project is being seen as a game-changer for India in the 21st century.”