DFCCIL makes payment of Rs 1500 cr to contractors to ensure salary for workforce amid COVID-19

Business Standard | Apr 9, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • With an aim to ensure salaries for the workforce involved in laying rails for exclusive freight operations, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL) has made payments of Rs 1500 crore to contractors by the end of March amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
  • The Rs 81,000 crore project involves the Eastern and Western routes covering a total length of 3,360 km.
  • Once the project is fully operational, the freight trains will run at a maximum speed of 100 kmph compared with an average speed of 27-30 kmph for on the existing rail network.