The line is expected to open in March 2017.

The project is being funded through an ODA loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency, and funding for the 930km phase 1 from Rewari to Vadodara has been agreed. However, land acquisition is lagging behind as only 3780 hectares of the 5860 hectares needed have been purchased.

The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India, which is responsible for developing both the western and eastern (Delhi - Kolkata) freight corridors, has found it difficult to find lead partners for consortia as they have to be Japanese companies.