Chandigarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dedicated the 306-km New Rewari-New Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) to the nation.
Through video-conferencing, Modi also flagged off the world’s first double-stack long-haul 1.5-km-long container train hauled by electric traction from New Ateli-New Kishangarh.
On this occasion, Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot were also present.
The New Rewari-New Madar section of the WDFC is situated in Haryana –approximately 79 km in Mahendragarh and Rewari districts — and Rajasthan –approximately 227 km in Jaipur, Ajmer, Sikar, Nagaur and Alwar districts. (PTI)