DFCCIL MoU with Railtel for Maintenance & Marketing of Dark Fibres, Towers, Tower Space, Telecom Network

DFCCIL MoU with Railtel for Maintenance & Marketing
DFCCIL MoU with Railtel for Maintenance & Marketing

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between DFCCIL represented by Sh. Anurag Sachan MD and Sh. Puneet Chawla Chairman & Managing Director Railtel for the development, maintenance and marketing of its existing and upcoming telecom infrastructure comprising of Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) network, towers at its various Dedicated Freight Corridors at the DFCCIL Corporate office on 13.02.2020. The telecom infrastructure along the DFC alignment consisting of OFC, Towers, Telecom Network and associated equipment will be leased by RailTel to third parties. Revenue accruing from the sale and marketing of the spare OFC capacity will be shared between both DFCCIL and Railtel. The MoU signing was conducted in the presence of Sh. Anshuman Sharma, Director/PP and senior officials from both DFCCIL & Railtel.

Major Achievements

  • Trial Run of Double Stack Container freight train between WDFC’s New Madar – New Rewari section on 27.12.2019.
  • First long and Heavy Haul train run on EDFC’s 194 km Bhadan – Khurja section carrying a load of 9,000 tonnes on 14.09.2019
  • Trial run of approx. 1000 trains have been completed in the DFC sections.
  • To fulfil the demand of market and to carry heavy-haul trains on DFC, two successful RDSO speed trials have been facilitated by DFC on WDFC for BOXN (S) and BLCS A & B wagons




Section Length Time of Completion
Khurja – Bhaupur 351 km Partly trial runs have started on Bhadan. By FY 2019-20, the total 351 km will be commissioned
Bhaupur – Mughalsarai 402 km Dec-2020
Sonnagar – Mughalsarai 137 km Dec-2020
Khurja – Dadri 46 km Dec-2020
Khurja – Ludhiana 401 km Dec 2021
Entire EDFC (Excluding PPP)   2021





Section Length Time of Completion
Rewari – Palanpur 641 km Mar-2020
Rewari – Dadri 127 km Mar-2021
Palanpur – Makarpura 308 km Sep-2021
Makarpura – JNPT 430 km Dec-2021
Entire WDFC Entire WDFC


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