Assystem Stup’s experienced civil engineering teams are delivering key sections of India’s ‘Dedicated Freight Corridor’ projects, which will provide low-carbon transport routes to support the country’s booming levels of infrastructure construction and growing international trade.

The freight corridors are indicative of a strategic shift towards enhanced freight mobility, which will drive significant progress on the decarbonisation of the transport sector in India, as it is predicated that the Dedicated Freight Corridor programme could save over 450 million tonnes of CO2 emissions over a 30-year-period.

Assystem Stup is an energy transition company which is committed to supporting the low-carbon shift by enabling the use of clean energy in industrial sectors such as transportation. The Group has a pedigree in sustainable transport projects and is supporting multiple stages and sections of the development of two Dedicated Freight Corridors – one in the eastern part of India and another in the western part.

The company is providing innovative engineering and project management services for the design and construction of civil, building and track works covering close to 1000 kilometres of the length of the Western Corridor, as well as for the development of more than 550 major & minor structures such as bridges and flyovers, including two major steel bridges extending across Mahi and Sabarmati rivers.

Assystem Stup provided the same range of services for the Khurja – Bhaupar section of the Eastern Corridor, covering close to 350km of track and approximately 450 rail structures. This is in addition to topographical, geotechnical, and hydrological surveys, and soil investigations conducted by Assystem Stup’s site characterisation experts.

Due to an ever-increasing global demand for commodities, India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and the freight transport industry has a vital role to play in fulfilling India’s economic priorities. These dedicated energy-efficient freight corridors will not only decongest the existing railway network but also significantly reduce the time and cost of transportation logistics.

Assystem Stup’s Managing Director Ashish Tandon said, “International and domestic trade is an essential part of India’s growing economy. We are proud to be supporting the sustainable movement of goods with our award-winning project management and site characterisation capabilities.”