Indian Railways' Dedicated Freight Corridor to have first trial run from Aug 15
The train will be hauled by a diesel locomotive, though both the Eastern and Western DFCs are expected to be fully electrified. A senior Railway Ministry official involved with the project told IANS, "Diesel locos will be used only for trial purposes as the electrification of the track is in progress," expressing optimism that the corridors will be fully electrified by the time of commissioning in March 2020.
Indian Railways' Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project is ready for the first trial on a limited section of its western arm from August 15. Representative Image, source: Reuters