322 rakes of essential commodities unloaded in Assam in September

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Published: October 12,2020 02:16 PM
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October 12, 2020: Northeast Frontier Railway has already transported more than 4535 nos. of inbound freight trains from March 25 to  September 30.

October 12, 2020: Northeast Frontier Railway has already transported more than 4535 nos. of inbound freight trains from March 25 to  September 30. Out of this, 812 freight carrying trains were unloaded during the month of September only. Goods like FCI rice, Sugar, Salt, Edible oil, POL, Food grains, Fodder, Pulses, Fertilizer, Cement, Coal, Stone chips, Iron/Steal, Potato, Onion, Sand, Gypsum, Maize, Pulses, Auto, Container etc were being transported regularly to not only meet the essential requirement of common people but also to keep the local economic activity of all the NE states going.



During September, in Assam 527 rakes of freight carrying trains were unloaded of which 322 were loaded with essential commodities. 32 rakes in Nagaland, 58 rakes in Tripura, 87 rakes in West Bengal and 96 rakes in Bihar were also unloaded during last month within the jurisdiction of NFR to meet the requirement of people of these regions.



In Assam, 109 rakes loaded with FCI items, 79 rakes of cement, 40 rakes of automobiles, 27 rakes of sugar, 19 rakes of fertilizer and 40 rakes of petroleum products were unloaded. In Tripura12 rakes of FCI items, 2 rakes of cement, 2 rakes of sugar, 3 rakes of  petroleum products, 3 rakes of automobiles and 1 rake of salt were unloaded. In Arunachal Pradesh 2 rakes of FCI items and 2 rakes of petroleum products were unloaded. In Bihar portion of NFR 70 rakes of cement, 31 rakes of FCI items, 12 rakes of fertilizer, 13 rakes of salt and 4 rakes of sugar were unloaded. In North Bengal portion of NFR 50 rakes of FCI items, 60 rakes of cement, 31 rakes of fertilizer, 6 rakes of salt, 5 rakes of sugar and 16 rakes of  petroleum products were unloaded.



Improved terminal handling facility and improvement in mobility due to enhanced maintenance efforts & continuous monitoring at all level resulted in reduction in turnaround time and increased unloading. Average speed of goods carrying trains in NFR also increased.



During these challenging times of COVID-19 pandemic, Indian Railways has played a significant role in providing its uninterrupted services for transportation of all essential commodities and lifesaving drugs and medical equipments. It is evident that huge transportation of food-grains, POL and other essential and various other items by NFR was the main reason for avoiding any scarcity of such items within its service area during the lock-down period and beyond.


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