As a part of Australian Government’s Australia India Business Exchange (AIBX) program, Austrade in partnership with Rail Analysis, is organising Australia-India rail webinar series. The first webinar of the series, scheduled on 22 April 2021, will focus on India’s Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project.
India is implementing the A$14.5 billion (INR 814.6 billion) DFC project. Currently two corridors, Western DFC (1504 km) and Eastern DFC (1856 km) which are funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the World Bank respectively, are under development. The DFC project is expected to have a significant positive impact on the economic development of India by enabling faster and efficient movement of goods; reduction in overall logistics cost; and decongestion of the passenger rail network.
With the two corridors getting operationalised in a phased manner and new corridors in the pipeline, DFC project provides good opportunities for relevant Australian stakeholders with capabilities and offerings across all aspects of freight and heavy haul rail.
Australia has significant capabilities in heavy haul and rail freight sectors. Australian research centres have a strong record of innovation and R&D across all aspects of freight and heavy haul rail.
Hence this webinar will provide a good platform to relevant Australian and Indian stakeholders to gain insights about the DFC project from eminent industry stakeholders and to have a productive discourse and knowledge sharing.
(Learn more about the DFC project)