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Bhusawal freight corridor to aid transport of perishables

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The Bhusawal division of the Central Railways will now get a dedicated freight corridor (DFC) that will connect the east and west corridors. The corridor will ensure timely delivery of perishable goods from the Nashik region to the markets in eastern India.

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitaraman has announced that a detailed project report (DPR) will be made for the first phase of the construction of the east-west DFC from Bhusawal to Dankuni in West Bengal via Kharagpur, said Shivaji Sutar, the chief public relations officer of the Central Railways.

“The dedicated freight corridor will give agriculture and industrial goods produced in Nashik and adjoining area access to the eastern and northeastern regions of the country,” said Satish Patel, an industrialists in Nashik.

“Agriculture products, especially onions, are in demand in the eastern parts of the country and even Bangladesh. The new DFC will help in faster delivery of goods. Moreover, a Railway Container Terminus is coming up at Lasalgaon. Just as Kisan Rail started from Nashik to Muzaffarpur is delivering great service to the farmers, the DFC and the RCT will boost the transportation facility from Nashik,” said Keshav Kadam, an onion trader from Niphad.

It must be noted that the work on laying additional tracks between Mumbai and Bhusawal is currently on. Once completed, the traffic speed between Mumbai and Bhusawal will get a boost and the new tracks will serve semi high-speed as well as freight

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