Ajit Kumar Mishra
Chief Project Manager
Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India
9:10 AM INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY: Transforming the Transportation of Goods through the Construction of the World- Class Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight Corridors in India
Under the Ministry of Railways India, the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation (DFCC) was established to plan, develop, construct and maintain the operation of the country’s freight corridors. The purpose of the project is to provide a safe and efficient freight transportation system and also drive the establishment of industrial corridors and logistic parks along its alignment. In this session, Ajit will discuss the construction of the 3300km combined Eastern and Western freight corridors and establishing the need for improved freight transport in India.
- Reducing congestion at various terminals and junctions to provide efficient and fast movement along the corridor
- Exploring automatic signalling and traffic control communications on the freight corridors and engaging with technical advisors to develop an effective strategy for implementation
- Increasing capacity, operations and speed to carry higher loads and allow shorter transit times of up to 50 per cent in some routes of the corridor