Q. Why is this in news?
A. Prime Minister recently inaugurated a 351-km section between Khurja and Bhaupur in Uttar Pradesh for commercial operations of the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) .
He also dedicated to the nation a state-of-the-art Operation Control Centre in Prayagraj.
The total 2,843-km project — billed as the largest rail infrastructure being built in independent India — has been in the making since 2006 with little movement on the ground. It is finally ready to take off, albeit in phases.
Q. What is the Dedicated Freight Corridor?
Q. Why is it important?
Q. What trains will use the new section?
Q. What else will change?
Q. What about the rest of the DFC?