In order to accelerate transportation activities between Delhi and Mumbai, the Uttar Pradesh Government is all set to acquire land for Western Dedicated Freight Corridor in Gautam Budhha Nagar. The land will be acquired in Dalelpur Village alongside the Yamuna Bank.
According to a senior official of Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority, the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor will be 1504 km long and will start from Delhi and finally connect in Mumbai at Jawahar Lal Nehru Port. In between, it will pass through Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat. “The plan is to minimize the transportation cost between the two cities by developing a dedicated corridor.” Added official.
The officials further said they have to acquire 2381 hectares of land in Dalelpur Village and they have received overwhelming response from the villagers. Welcoming the move of GNIDA, Villagers said that the freight corridor will not only help in generating new jobs but will also change the face of their village.
Elaborating more on the above Freight corridor, Narendra Bhushan, CEO, Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) said, “The whole project is undertaken by ministry of Railways and is expected to be completed by 2020. Apart from that, we are also developing multi-modal transport, Logistics hubs and integrated Industrial Township alongside the dedicated freight corridor.”
He also informed that the this corridor will ease the movement of goods and cargo like food, iron, steel, cement, salt and grains thereby leading to timely delivery of these products between Delhi and Mumbai.
Not only this, the Indian Railways has also planned to develop Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor connecting Delhi with Kolkata. It will be 1843 km long which will smoothen up freight activities between the two capital cities.