The status of implementation of the Eastern (Ludhiana to Dankuni-1856 km.), and Western (Jawaharlal Nehru Port to Dadri-1504 km.) Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs) is as under :-
(i) Land Acquisition:- Compensation Award for 90.9% of the land to be acquired has been given.
(ii) Contract Award:- 84% of Civil Contracts, 78% of Electrical and 78% of Signal Contracts have been awarded.
(iii) Overall physical progress- 29% and Financial Progress:- 27.4%.
Progress of the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) Project is regularly reviewed. As a result of the reviews, critical issues affecting work such as land acquisition, forestry clearance and contract award etc. are identified and taken up.
For both Eastern and Western DFCs, implementation schedule and timelines have been drawn up and are being monitored on regular basis. The total expenditure upto 31.05.2016 (including for land) for DFC Projects is Rs.22315.66 crore (Eastern DFC- ` 8354.04 crore and Western DFC- ` 13961.62 crore).
In Budget Speech 2016-2017, the following freight corridors:- (i) East-West Corridor (2328 kms) (Kolkata-Mumbai) ; (ii) North-South Corridor (2343 km) (Delhi-Chennai) ; and (iii) East Coast Corridor (1114 km) ( Kharagpur-Vijaywada) have been identified.
This Press Release is based on information given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communications and Minister of State for Railways in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha