Noida: The World Bank has cleared the proposed Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation (DFCC) from Ludhiana to Kolkata, which is popularly known as the Eastern Corridor. The DFCC is a joint venture of World Bank and Ministry of Railways and will be operational in three years.

The Noida Authority and the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) have already provided the land to the DFCC on the basis of No Profit-No Loss. Earlier the project had been lying in abeyance due to the lackadaisical approach of GNIDA.

Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) is a Special Purpose Vehicle set up under the administrative control of Ministry of Railways to undertake planning & development, mobilization of financial resources and construction, maintenance and operation of the Dedicated Freight Corridors.

The Eastern Corridor from Ludhiana to Kolkata will have double track from Bodaki to Kolkata. GNIDA will construct a warehouse at Bodaki which will be the starting point for Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor will be started. A world class railway station will also be constructed here.

The DFCC has proposed for the high speed train at the corridor. Two railway stations will come up at Jhatta and Badauli-Bangar villages of Noida.

JPN/Bureau