A detailed project report for a 3km railway access line linking New Dadri Dedicated Freight Corridor railway station to the future Western Dedicated Freight Corridor multimodal logistics hub has been approved by the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL).
The 858 crore railway project, which falls within the framework of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, aims to establish a multi-modal logistics hub in Dadri and facilitate the seamless movement of goods and raw materials from Greater Noida to Gujarat, Kolkata and Mumbai in 24 hours.
Currently shipping cargo takes 4 to 5 days due to lack of such connectivity. DFCCIL, which will develop the route, will shortly begin the process of selecting a contractor by issuing a tender.
The multi-modal logistics hub, spread over 823 hectares in Dadri, will serve as a state-of-the-art cargo handling unit. The logistics hub is expected to cost Rs. 7,034 billion and will feature modern warehouses, customs clearance, train platforms, cold storage, truck parking and cargo segregation areas. The freight yard will have 16 platforms to allow industry to quickly load or unload goods onto freight trains.
The Integrated Industrial Township Greater Noida Limited, which is developing the logistic center together with DMIC, is in the process of hiring a project consultant to oversee the tender preparation and construction supervision.
“The acquisition of land for the logistic center project is almost complete,” said Ritu Maheshwari, CEO of Greater Noida, who is also Managing Director of DMIC-IITGNL.
As part of the project, a multimodal transport hub (MMTH) will also be built near Boraki. The process of selecting a consultant for the project has now started.
The transportation hub will integrate rail, bus station and subway connectivity. Boraki’s Greater Noida railway station on the Delhi-Howrah railway line is designed to relieve pressure on the existing terminals in Delhi and primarily serve eastbound trains to eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and other states.