Prime of Minister of India Narendra Modi inaugurated the New Rewari(Haryana)-New Madar(Rajasthan) section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor on 7th Jan 2021. the project was part of the mission to modernise the country’s infrastructure and was being seen as a game changer for the India of 21st century.
About Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC)
The Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) is a broad gauge freight corridor under construction by Indian Railways. This corridor will cover a distance of 1483 km and would be electrified with double line operation. It will connect India's capital, Delhi, and its economic hub, Navi Mumbai. It will cover Uttar Pradesh, Delhi NCT, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra. In October 2006, the Indian Government established a dedicated body, the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL), to carry out the project. The western DFC will separate freight and passenger traffic to increase the speed of freight movement. It will be used to transport fertilisers, food grains, salt, coal, iron & steel and cement.
Sources link: PIB