GatewayRail Freight has become one of the first operators on the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday. The prime minister flagged off the inaugural double stack formation of two trains with a total length of 1.5 km from New Ateli Junction.
GatewayRail’s train from ICD Garhi Harsaru to Mundra Port was one of the two trains in this formation. This is the world’s first double stack train to be operated by electric locomotives. The freight trains will run at a speed of up to 100 KMPH on this newly inaugurated Rewari – Madar section of the western dedicated freight corridor.
This freight corridor will be used for exclusive operation of freight trains. The opening of this section is slated to benefit industries in Gurugram, Manesar, Rewari, Neemrana industrial areas of Haryana and Rajasthan. This will also connect various Multi Modal Logistics hubs including GatewayRail’s terminal at Garhi Harsaru (Gurugram Haryana) to the Dedicated Freight Corridor providing a quantum boost to the freight and logistics of the entire Northern India region.
“Our Intermodal Hub at Garhi Harsaru, Gurugram in NCR is now connected to the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor. We have created the necessary infrastructure at this terminal to operate regular services on the DFC for Mundra and Pipavav Ports from our container terminal. We will also be operating our train services for Nhava Sheva port on the DFC through our Gujrat hub at Viramgam near Ahmedabad,” Sachin Bhanushali, Director & CEO at Gateway Rail commented.
GatewayRail, a subsidiary of Gateway Distriparks, is India’s leading Private Intermodal Operator which operates four rail-linked Inland Container Depots at Garhi Harsaru, Faridabad, Ludhiana and Viramgam and a Domestic Container Terminal in Navi Mumbai with an overall annual handling capacity of over 6,00,000 TEU and warehousing space of over 40,000 SQM.