Built at a cost of Rs 5,750 crore, the 351-km New Bhaupur- New Khurja section of EDFC in Uttar Pradesh will open new vistas of opportunity for local industries such as aluminium industry (Pukhrayan region of Kanpur Dehat district), dairy sector (Auraiya district), textile production/block printing (Etawah district), glassware industry (Firozabad district), pottery products (Khurja of Bulandshahr district), asafoetida or ‘hing’ production (Hathras district) and locks and hardware (Aligarh district).
Expected to be a catalyst for the development of industries and growth centres along the corridor, the section will also decongest the existing Kanpur-Delhi main line and will enable Indian Railways to run faster trains.
During the event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also inaugurated EDFC’s Operation Control Centre (OCC) at Prayagraj.
A state-of-the-art Operation Control Centre (OCC) at Prayagraj will act as the command centre for the entire route length of the EDFC. The OCC is one of the largest structures of its type globally, with modern interiors, ergonomic design and best-in-class acoustics.
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