December 29, 2020, 5:07 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday, virtually inaugurated Uttar Pradesh’s 351-kilometre ‘New Bhaupur- New Khurja section’ of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC).

He also inaugurated the EDFC’s Operation Control Centre (OCC) at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. 
During the event, PM Modi said that these freight corridors would play a major role in making India self-reliant. 
“These freight corridors will play a major role in making India self-reliant. Be it traders, farmers or consumers, everyone will be benefitted from these,” he said. 
“We are seeing today, the biggest and modern railway infrastructure project after independence on the ground. Today, when the first goods train ran on the Khurja-Bhaupur freight corridor route, we heard the buzz and roar of the new and self-reliant India,” he added. 
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