Sojitz Corporation


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.

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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