Accelerating work on its ambitious 3,300-km-long dedicated freight corridors project, which is being constructed on the eastern and western flanks of the country at the cost of R90,000 crore, the railways has shortlisted two consortiums led by major Japanese infrastructure firms to develop a major portion of the western freight corridor stretch.

The final contract, for the construction of a 640-km-long route from Rewari to Palanpur at the cost of R6000 crore, will be awarded to the firm selected by the end of this month.