The port has acquired a 125 meter wide corridor from Dhamra to Bhadrak which can accommodate two rail tracks and a four lane road along with service lines viz. transmission line and pipe lines. For Phase-I, DPCL has constructed the 62 km rail connectivity (single rail track) from Dhamra to Bhadrak/Ranital Link Cabin on the main Howrah-Chennai line. From Bhadrak, East Coast Railway Network connects Dhamra to industrial regions of southern Orissa and Chattisgarh while South eastern Railway Network provides connectivity to the mineral rich belt of Jharkhand, West Bengal & Northern Orissa.
As part of Phase-II, DPCL will construct a four lane freight road along the corridor to service its upcoming container and general cargo terminal. Doubling of the rail track is also proposed during Phase-II.
Rail Connectivity Map:
Dhamra Port (Alpha Code: DPCB) was notified by East Coast Railway (ECoR) on May 6th, 2011, as a full rake handling point for both inward as well as outward traffic, thus paving way for cargo movement to begin to and from the Port. With this notification, the Port was declared commercially operational with May 6th, 2011 as the official Commercial Operation Date (COD).
The line was formally opened for freight movement as the first railway rake arrived at Dhamra Port for loading on May 7th, 2011. Since then, on an average, Dhamra Port has been despatching 6 to 7 rakes every day to destinations in Odisha, Chattisgarh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.