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Trial Run Conducted of the Dedicated Freight Corridor between Delhi and Mumbai

July 2018

On March 27th, a test car ran for the first time on the dedicated freight corridor for which Sojitz is conducting construction work together with major Indian general contractor, Larsen & Toubro (“L&T”). This project connects the suburbs of Delhi to the largest container port (JNPT Port) in India located in the commercial capital of Mumbai, stretching a total of approximately 1,500 km.

Out of the 626 km of track for which Sojitz signed a contract with L&T, the test run was conducted over 189 km from Ateli to Phulera. While being carefully monitored by many involved in the project, a currently used Indian railway car ran the whole distance in 3 hours and 50 minutes. The top speed during the trial run reached 107 km/hour, surpassing the 100 km/speed at which the corridor will operate after completion.

The members of the project are giving their all in striving to complete the corridor as soon as possible.

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Prior to the start of the trial run, the project coordinator from Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited shared the following words. “Today marks a major milestone for this project, which is the largest of its kind in the history of Indian railway. We have the efforts of L&T to thank for this achievement.”

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