PM Modi to inaugurate New Bhaupur-New Khurja section, Dedicated Freight Corridor on Dec 29

Prime Minister to inaugurate New Bhaupur-New Khurja section, Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor on December 29

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC )’s ‘New Bhaupur – New Khurja Sekshun’ through video conferencing at 11 am on December 29, 2020. During the event, the Prime Minister will also inaugurate the operational control center (OCC) of EDFC in Prayagraj. Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and Union Minister Piyush Goyal will also be present on the occasion.

The EDFC’s 351-km-long New Bhaupur-New Khurja section is located in Uttar Pradesh and is built at a cost of Rs 5,750 crore. This section deals with local industries like aluminum industry (Pukhrayan area of ​​Kanpur Dehat district), dairy sector (Auraiya district), textile production/block printing (Etawah district), glassware industries (Firozabad district), Pottery (Khurja in Bulandshahr district), Will open new opportunities for asafoetida production (Hathras district) and locks and hardware (Aligarh district). This section will also reduce congestion from the existing Kanpur-Delhi mainline and enable the Indian Railways to run faster trains.

A state-of-the-art Operation Control Center (OCC) at Prayagraj will serve as the command center for the entire route of EDFC. The OCC is one of the largest structures of its kind globally with modern interiors, labor efficiency design, and the best acoustics. The building is environmentally friendly with a green building rating the house and has been built as per the norms of ‘Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan’.