Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC)

Important corporations and organisations are important from the UPSC prelims exam point of view. You have to learn at least the basics like what the organisation does and is in what field, etc. In this article, we talk about the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited or DFCCIL for the IAS exam.

The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited or DFCCIL is a business establishment operated by the Railways Ministry of the Government of India to work the dedicated freight corridors (DFCs). It engages in the planning and development, deployment of monetary resources, building, upkeep and the operation of the DFCs. The organisation was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 on 30th October 2006. It is headquartered in New Delhi and is a PSU. DFCs are railway routes that are exclusively meant for the transport of freight or cargo. DFCCIL has been assigned the status of ‘special purpose vehicle’ by the Indian government.

DFCCIL’s Mission:

  1. To build a corridor with appropriate technology that enables Indian railways to regain its market share of freight transport by creating additional capacity and guaranteeing efficient, reliable, safe and cheaper options for mobility to its customers.
  2. To set up Multimodal logistic parks along the DFC to provide complete transport solution to customers.
  3. To support the government’s initiatives toward ecological sustainability by encouraging users to adopt railways as the most environment-friendly mode for their transport requirements.

Current Managing Director of DFCCIL: Anurag Kumar Sachan

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