Mr A. K. Sachan, Managing Director, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL), has said that being one of the most prestigious infrastructure projects in the country, the Dedicated Freight Corridor is a high priority area for the government, as per a release.

Addressing a FICCI webinar on ‘Opportunities in Indian Railways: Fostering Infrastructure for Future’, Mr Sachan said, “DFCCIL plans to connect the inland waterways from Varanasi to the eastern corridor to provide direct connectivity from Haldia Port to Ludhiana.” We will also be allowing private players to operate on these corridors,” he added.

Elaborating on the project, Mr Sachan said, “Dedicated Freight Corridor project has created many employment opportunities and multiple industries are dependent on it. The construction industry has highly benefited from this sector and once the operation starts, the logistics industry will be greatly impacted.”