Kolkata-Mumbai east-west freight corridor in pipeline; Jena

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Jamshedpur, Sep 28 (UNI) In the wake of the rapidly increasing demand for faster freight carriage in the country, the Railways has planned to develop three more dedicated freight corridors including Kolkata-Mumbai east-west corridor.

Railway Board chairman K C Jena told UNI here today that studies regarding Kolkata-Mumbai east-west corridor, Kolkata-Chennai east coast corridor and Delhi-Chennai north-south corridor were being conducted.

'' The studies are in an advance stage and we expect solid results in the next two years '' he said, adding the Railways was putting emphdiss on infrastructure development for which Rs 75,000 crore had been earmarked.

''Better infrastructure is a must for better operations'' he said.

''Looking at the increasing freight in the eastern zone, we are also in the process of laying a third track between industrial city of Jamshedpur to Kharagpur,'' he added.


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