Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC): Under the Eleventh Five Year Plan of India(2007–2012), Ministry of Railways is constructing a new Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) covering about 2762 route km long two routes - the Eastern Corridor from Ludhiana to Dankuni and the Western Corridor from Jawahar Lal Nehru Port, at Nhava Sheva in Navi Mumbai to Tughlakabad, Delhi/Dadri along with interlinking of two corridors at Khurja. Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) is a corporation run by the Government of India to undertake planning & development, mobilisation of financial resources and construction, maintenance and operation of the Dedicated Freight Corridors.
Western Corridor of Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) is 1,483 km long rail corridor connecting the Jawaharlal Nehru Port near Mumbai with Dadri near Delhi. The DFC is in planning stages and is to be constructed by 2016. 39% of the corridor will pass through Rajasthan, creating new opportunities for companies located in Rajasthan to access the large Western and Northern domestic markets, as well as international markets via ports on the western seaboard. The DFC will provide high speed, double stacked container rail connectivity that will reduce transit time, costs and increase reliability.