●Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor
•It is a route of 1856 km runs from Dankuni in West Bengal to Ludhiana (Punjab).
[It covers Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar,Jharkhand and West Bengal.]
•It has two components:
1. First component is to provide additional rail transport capacity, improved service quality and higher freight throughput
2. second component is institutional development to assist DFCCIL and Ministry of Railways (MOR) to develop their capabilities to best utilize heavy haul freight systems
◽The World Bank has offered to give financial assistance to the last remaining portion of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) between Sonnagar (Bihar) and Dankuni (West Bengal)
◽Western Dedicated Freight Corridor: The 1,504-km western freight corridor begins at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh and stretches till the country’s largest container port — Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, near Mumbai