PM Modi inaugurated Tata Projects’ built stretch of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor
International standards and modern track laying machines used for construction
New Delhi, December 29th, 2020: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today inaugurated the ‘New Bhaupur- New Khurja section’ of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) built by Tata Projects Limited, one of India’s fastest-growing and most admired infrastructure companies.
Constructed as per international standards, the New Bhaupur- New Khurja section of EDFC can carry 35-tonne axle loads which is much higher than the current 25-tonne axle load tracks. The new EDFC tracks are built with the ability to run freight trains at speed of 100-km/hr (current average speed of freight trains is 25 km/hr). In India, for the first time, modern track laying machines were used by Tata Projects for laying these tracks.
The 351 km New Bhaupur – New Khurja section of EDFC is situated in Uttar Pradesh. The section will open new vistas of opportunity for the local industries such as the aluminum industry (Pukhrayan region of Kanpur Dehat district), dairy sector (Auraiya district), textile production/block printing (Etawah district), glassware industry (Firozabad district), pottery products (Khurja of Bulandshahr district), asafoetida or ‘thing’ production (Hathras district) and locks and hardware (Aligarh district). The section will also decongest the existing Kanpur-Delhi mainline and will enable Indian Railways to run faster trains.
A state-of-the-art Operation Control Centre (OCC) at Prayagraj will act as the command center for the entire route length of the EDFC. The OCC is one of the largest structures of its type globally, with modern interiors, ergonomic design, and best-in-class acoustics. The building is environment-friendly with a Green Building rating of GRIHA4 and is built as per norms of the ‘Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan’.
About TATA Projects Limited
TATA Projects is one of the fastest-growing and most admired infrastructure companies in India. It has expertise in executing large and complex urban and industrial infrastructure projects.
TATA Projects operates through its four Strategic Business Groups (SBGs) namely Industrial Systems SBG, Core Infra SBG, Urban Infra SBG, and Services SBG.
The company provides turnkey end-to-end solutions to set up power generation plants, power transmission & distribution systems, fully integrated rail & metro systems, commercial buildings & airports, chemical process plants, water, and wastewater management solutions, complete mining and metal purification systems.
The company is driven to deliver projects on-time, using world-class project management techniques, and has uncompromising standards for safety and sustainability.
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