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Milestone Last Updated On:17/11/2023

Oct 2023

New Gothangam - New Makarpura (103 km) section of WDFC was commissioned with a successful freight train trial on 23.10.2023.

Oct 2023

The first trial of a freight train with electric traction from New Sahnewal (Ludhiana) to New Khurja via New Khatauli on the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) was completed on 11.10.2023. This is a significant milestone as it marks the completion of the entire 1,337 km EDFC. The entire EDFC is now fully commissioned.

Sep 2023

New Pilkhani - New Shambhu (91 Km) Broad Gauge single line electrified section of EDFC was commissioned on 25.09.2023.

Jul 2023

DDU-Sonnagar section (137 km) of EDFC was dedicated to the nation by Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi on 07.07.2023.

Jun 2023

Sahnewal (Ludhiana)- Shambhu (80 Km) Broad Gauge single line electrified section of EDFC was commissioned on 13.06.2023

May 2023

New DDU – New Arhaura Rd (27 km), critical leg of EDFC was commissioned on 31.05.2023With this commissioning Seamless connectivity of 1875 km between Sonnagar in Bihar to Ahmedabad in Gujarat was achieved.

Mar 2023

Rewari-Dadri BG double line electrified section (127 km) was made operational with the successful operation of goods train from ICD Dadri to New Rewari on 31.03.2023.

Mar 2023

New Khurja- New Khatauli BG single line electrified section (135Km) of EDFC was commissioned on 31.03.2023.

Mar 2023

New Dagmagpur to New Ahraura Road BG double line electrified section (23 Km) of EDFC was commissioned with successful train run on double line electrified track on 31.03.2023.

Mar 2023

Bhestan- Sanjan BG double line electrified section (108 km) of WDFC was commissioned along with IR connectivity on 31.03.2023.

Feb 2023

New Bhimsen - New Bhaupur section (25 km) of EDFC was successfully commissioned on 28.02.2023. With this commissioning, through connectivity of 752 km between Dadri-Khurja-Bhaupur-Chunar stations of EDFC was achieved.

Dec 2022

Sujatpur-Karchana (62 km) section of EDFC was commissioned on 31.12.2022. With commissioning of this section, continuous connectivity of 327 km from Bhimsen to Chheoki was achieved on EDFC

Nov 2022

Electric Loco trial was succesfully conducted on both lines of Dadri- Prithala section (52Km) of WDFC on 30.11.2022.

Oct 2022

Mehsana - Sanand (N) section (77 km) of WDFC including IR Sanand and IR Goraghuma Connecting Lines were commissioned.

Oct 2022

New Kanpur to New Bhimsen including IR Bhimsen link line (28.183 km) section of EDFC was commissioned on 19.10.2022.

Sept 2022

Chheoki-Chunar (110 km) section of EDFC was commissioned on 30.09.2022.

Sept 2022

Khurja-Dadri Section (46 km) of EDFC was Commissioned.

Sept 2022

Hon'ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi dedicated New Palanpur- New Mehsana including Palanpur connecting line (75 km) of WDFC to the nation on 30.09.2022.

Jun 2022

Hon'ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi dedicated Madar to Palanpur (353 km) of WDFC to the nation on 18.06.2022.

Mar 2022

New DDU to New Sonnagar (137 km) section and New Rooma to New Sujatpur section (130 km) of EDFC were commissioned.

Feb 2022

Trial run of freight train in Rooma- Sujatpur section (130 km) of EDFC was conducted on 26.02.2022.

 

Dec 2021

Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC) has given approval for the First Mega Infrastructure project of Railway PPP project in Sonnagar-Gomoh section on hybrid DBFOT model.

 

Oct 2021

Madar-Palanpur (353 km) section was declared open for operation.

Aug 2021

Trucks on Trains (ToT) service has started from New Rewari (Haryana) of WDFC.

Mar 2021

Trial run of freight train in Madar-New Palanpur section (353 km) of WDFC was conducted on 31.03.2021. Trial run of Electric Locomotive was conducted in Ganjkhwaja-Chirailpathu section (100 km) of EDFC on 31.03.2021.

Jan 2021

Hon'ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi inaugurated Rewari - Madar section (306 km) of WDFC.

Dec 2020

Khurja - Bhaupur (351 km) section completed & inaugurated by Hon'ble Prime MinisterSh. Narendra Modi .

Dec 2019

Trial Run started in Rewari-Madar section (306 km) of WDFC.

Oct 2019

Trial Run started in Khurja-Bhadan section (194 km) of EDFC.

Jun 2015

Cost estimate of Rs. 81,459 Crores approved by CCEA.

 

Jun 2015

World Bank loan of USD 650 million sanctioned (EDFC-3).

 

Dec 2014

Loan agreement with World Bank loan of USD 1100 million signed (EDFC-2).

 

Feb 2014

Concession Agreement between DFCCIL & MoR signed.

 

Jun 2013

Civil contract for Rewari-Palanpur section (WDFC) awarded.

 

Mar 2013

JICA Loan Agreement for WDFC Phase-II : 1st Tranche amounting JPY 136 billion (Rs.7750 crores) signed.

 

Jan 2013

First Civil, System & Track Contract (Bhaupur – Khurja) – EDFC worth Rs.3267.54 crores awarded.

 

Oct 2011

Loan Agreement with World Bank for USD 975 Million (Rs.5850 crores) signed for EDFC-1 (Khurja-Bhaupur).

 

Mar 2010

JICA Loan Agreement for JPY 90 billion (Rs.5100 crores) signed for Western Corridor Phase-I.

 

Sept 2009

Cabinet approved JICA loan for WDFC along with STEP loan conditionalities.

 

Feb 2009

Inauguration of construction works of EDFC by Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson UPA & Sh. Lalu Prasad Yadav, Hon'ble Minister of Railways from Karwandiya to Ganjkhwaja.

 

Feb 2008

CCEA approved Eastern & Western DFC Corridors and authorized expenditure up to Rs.28,181 crore with the direction to finalize funding arrangements.

 

Nov 2007

CCEA gave in-principle approval along with permission for undertaking preliminary works including land acquisition.

 

Oct 2006

Incorporation of DFCCIL (Shedule”A”) Government Company, as SPV.

 

Oct 2006

WDFC foundation laid by Sh.Manmohan Singh, Hon'ble Prime Minister at Mumbai.

 

Sept 2006

EDFC foundation laid by Sh.Manmohan Singh, Hon'ble Prime Minister at Ludhiana.

 

Feb 2006

CCEA gave in-principle approval for the project based on the RITES Report.

 

April 2005

Project announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister & Hon’ble Minister for Railways.