To maintain the availability of important commodities transferring, Indian Railways’ items and parcel particular trains have been traversing throughout the nation constantly. For the first time, textile weighing 202.4 tonnes was transported by the Business Development Unit (BDU) of Western Railways’ Mumbai Division from Chalthan to Shalimar in Kolkata lately, tapping onto the large potential of Surat’s textile market. According to Western Railways, the transfer has resulted in income technology of Rs 9.66 lakhs. The Mumbai Division, within the present fiscal, has transported 225 on demand VPs producing an quantity of Rs 2.40 crore income until the tip of August 2021.
The zone stated that common indents for VPU has been obtained from Chalthan and Surat stations for Shalimar, Tata Nagar in addition to different well-known locations. With permission to use NMG rake for parcel loading, Western Railways’ Mumbai Division aggressively marketed the merchandise amongst textile trade majors. The zonal railway additional talked about that lately BDU of Vadodara Division additionally made a outstanding achievement of transporting 240 tonnes of uncooked bananas from Vadodara Yard to Adarsh Nagar in Delhi by means of Kisan Rail.
From 1 April 2021 to 1 September 2021, the Western Railway zone has transported varied gadgets together with milk, agricultural produce, medicines, fish, medical tools, and so on., weighing over 1.1 lakh tonnes by means of its varied parcel particular prepare companies. A income of round Rs 40.78 crore has been generated by means of this transportation. The Western Railway has operated 77 Milk Special trains with a load of about 54 thousand tonnes and 100 per cent utilization of the wagons. Besides, as many as 91 Covid-19 particular parcel trains had been additionally run with a load of round 16,000 tonnes to transport important commodities. Additionally, 58 indented rakes had been run carrying about 28,000 tonnes with 100 per cent utilization.
Also, throughout this era, 79 Kisan Rails with load of about 20,000 tonnes have been operated from varied divisions. From 1 April to 1 September 2021, 16,103 rakes of freight trains have been run by Western Railways in complete, carrying 35.08 million tonnes of important commodities. Moreover, as many as 33,468 freight trains had been interchanged with different zones of Indian Railways, during which 16,770 quantity of trains had been handed over in addition to 16,698 quantity of trains had been taken over at totally different interchange factors, Western Railways added.