PM Modi flags off world's first double-stack long-haul 1.5-km-long container train
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New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Rewari-Madar section of the Western Dedicated Front Corridor (WDFC) today. PM Modi inaugurated it at 11 am today through video conferencing. With this, he also flagged off the world's first double stack long hall container train running by electric traction.
This train is 1.5 kilometers long. In this program, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan and Haryana will be present along with Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
First double stack
Giving information about the event, PM Modi tweeted, the world's first double-stack long-haul container train running 1.5 kilometers by electric traction will be flagged off on Thursday.
The eastern and the western dedicated freight corridors are being seen as a game-changer for India. It will help in the development of new growth centres in different parts of the country: PM Narendra Modi
Explain that the Rewari-Madar section is located in Rajasthan, about 227 km in Jaipur, Ajmer, Sikar, Nagaur and Alwar while in Haryana about 79 km, is located in Mahendragarh and Rewari. It consists of nine newly constructed DFC stations, six of which are - New Dabla, New Bhagega, New Sri Madhopur, New Pachar Malikpur, New Sakoon and New Kishangarh-crossing stations. While the other three - Rewari, New Atteli and New Phulera - are junction stations.
The double stack long hall container train will have an increased axle load of 25 tonnes. WDS Department of RDSO designed this for DFCCIL. The operational trials of replication of BLCS-A and BLCS-Beagons completed. This design will take capacity utilization and uniform distributed point loading to a maximum level. In terms of container units, these wagons connected in a long-haul double stack container train on WDFC can carry four times more container units than the current capacity of Indian Railways.