There seems to be no news at all about two more tunnels on WDFC. Vasai detour (the old Portuguese Bassein) North tunnel 320m and Vasai detour south tunnel 430m. JICA the funding agency for WDFC is very strict with displacement of population and such things(ditto for High speed rail Mumbai to Ahmedabad, the Japanese are very concerned with environmental impact with all projects they fund and make sure the DPR does a thorough assessment). These detour tunnels became part of the plan for WDFC to cut across Vasai and make the final leg to JNPT due to environmental impact reasons. IR wanted tracks above ground. But JICA objected. Of course these tunnels like the Sohna tunnel will be constructed to carry double stacked container. In very bad news Uddhav Thackeray Govt. has screwed up WDFC at the JNPT end. 3000 people have to be compensated for land and these have no titles to the land. That is they are land encroachers, etc etc. There is no rule to pay them off and dispense with them. Rules call for clear title. The process in this case is that the State govt has to step in but that is not going to happen. I had warned 2-3 years ago that Fadnavis is too slow with LA and this lethargy would come and bite the BJP in their collective rear ends and so it happened.
The second issue that was a cause of concern to me due to land acquisition issues, is the last Rail over rail flyover on EDFC on the part between Khurja and Son Nagar over the Howrah--Delhi Grand Chord. This rail over rail over flyover is located just after Ganj Khwaja the first station on the Grand Chord after Mughalsarai and traveling towards Howrah. The EDFC moves from north of IR tracks before Ganj Khwaja(which are triple lined here) to South and continues South of IR tracks(preparatory to bypassing Mughalsarai and more importantly completely avoiding that massive yard) through Kanpur(Bhaupur) all the way to Khurja, except making a small loop near Etawah to the north and back where two Rail over rail flyovers were completed a few months ago(videos of the spans of one of the Etawah flyovers being put in place are on Youtube) for the Khurja-Bhaupur/Kanpur section. The Ganj Khwaja flyover is the third rail over rail flyover over the Howrah--Delhi mainline. There are other rail over rail flyovers of the EDFC over branch lines, one over the Agra--Tundla line, one over the Mathura--Kasganj line at Hathras, one over the Etawah--Mainpuri line at Etawah and some more in Punjab, some of which are
1. Over Sirhind---Morinda line
2. Two flyovers over Ludhiana---Delhi mainline to bypass Sirhind Jn.
3. One over Rajpura to Patiala line
4. One over Kurukshetra --Ambala doubled line, the mainline Amritsar to Delhi.
5 rail over rail flyovers are to be constructed in Punjab. The first one they have installed the girders and the second one I believe they were twitter shots of one of the two being finished. Others I do not know.
Other rail over rail flyovers
5. Saharanpur over the Saharanpur---Shamli---Delhi line
6. Just after Meerut towards Ghaziabad, over the Ghaziabad---Meerut IR double line and then line goes straight to Khurja and
7. Hops over existing IR mainline Delhi-Kanpur tracks at Khurja by another rail over rail flyover and on to Hathras.
So 8 rail over rail flyovers in all in the Khurja to Ludhiana/Sahnewal section.
In the attached drone shots you can follow the drone over the Ganj Khwaja rail over rail flyover moving towards Mughalsarai over the Grand Chord. After the under construction flyover over IR triple tracks you can see GanjKhwaja station on the right where major electronic equipment has been just installed to allow trains from EDFC to to go to IR and vice versa. DFC stations are not in general co-located with IR stations and DFC stations are about 40 km apart. Few of the DFC stations have cross overs to IR. GanjKhwaja is one of them. EDFC will not enter Mughalsarai yard but will go south of Mughalsarai and there is a new DFC station New Mughalsarai. Then it will start running parallel to IR tracks near Jeonathpur between Mughalsarai and Prayagraj. Jeonathpur will become a major intermodal hub. A short spur line has been constructed to connect Jeonathpur to the new Inland water terminal on Ganga IW-1 at Varanasi/Jeonathpur terminus of barge traffic from Farakka. NH-7 and other major highways cross at Jeonathpur and are being upgraded and now EDFC and IR tracks.
In the drone images you can see some buildings still obstructing the right of way and the pillars of the rail flyover. This video is June 2020, hope they have sorted out this LA issue. https://youtu.be/dHDIubbQDq0
I had mentioned this Ganj Khawaja RoR flyover on this thread 4 years ago when there was empty fields here then, now you can see the obstructing houses.
Here is the twitter announcement of the commissioning of the new electronic panel at GanjKhwaja to facilitate switch over IR and EDFC. The purpose is to avoid Mughalsarai and just go on the periphery with its own complex of container and logistic yards.https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1276087806230556673
The two other major rail over rail flyover that is to be constructed between Khurja and Son Nagar besides the one above ^^^ at Ganj Khwaja is soon after the Yamuna bridge at Prayagraj. EDFC hops over the Prayagraj ---Jabalpur double electrified line and also has a DFC station in that area to help connect DFC to this Jabalpur line. Cement from Satna and ore/steel(Bhilai,Rourkela) from mines in Katni--Bilaspur area will come down the tracks and hop onto the EDFC at this DFC station.
The second major rail over rail flyover is outside Kanpur at Bhimsen Jn., where EDFC jumps over the Kanpur--Jhansi tracks. There is a connection with IR here as freight will move between EDFC and Kanpur---Jhansi section and coal from Dhanbad belt to Parichha thermal station outside Jhansi between JHS and Kanpur.
Here is a drone shot of the newly commissioned Bhaupur to Khurja section. The height of the embankments is quite stunning. Since DFC has no level crossings, making high embankments allows RUBS to be level with the landscape and thus prevent water collecting during rains in the RUBS. Most of the RUBS that were built on EDFC by digging in have tin roofs at the approach to keep rainwater out. https://youtu.be/FfszcrFGagU