MUMBAI : The New Palanpur-New Mehsana section under the WDFC has been opened for the movement of goods trains. With the commencement of the entire operation on the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor, the entire scenario of freight movement through trains will change. This will reduce both the time and cost of freight. Several sections of the corridor have already been operationalised.
Approximately 333 km of this section falls in Rajasthan and around 19 km in Gujarat state. The total cost of work in the section is Rs 7,020 crore. There are 12 newly built DFC stations in this section. Out of which, nine are crossing stations and three junction stations- New Palanpur, New Marwar and New Bangurgram. Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) will run freight train at the maximum speed of 100 km/per hour as against the current maximum speed of 75 km/hour on Indian Railway tracks. Not only this, long and double stack container trains can also be run easily on these tracks. This section will greatly benefit the industrial areas in Rajasthan and Haryana.