The Northeast Frontier Railway is moving forward with its twin objectives of ‘Revenue generation for Indian Railways’ and providing better transport facilities to people of Northeast.
Due to relentless efforts of Business Development teams of N. F. Railway, 51.78 tonnes of Black Cardamom has been loaded from New Tinsukia and Mariani stations of Tinsukia division for transportation to various destinations over Indian Railways namely, New Delhi, Lucknow, Patna, New Jalpaiguri etc. since April, 2021 to 30thOctober, 2021 fetching a revenue of Rs. 4,14,489/-. During this period, 174.57 tonnes of Betel Nut has been loaded from New Tinsukia, Ledo and Sapekhati stations of Tinsukia division for transportation to various destinations over Indian Railways namely Dimapur, Namtiali etc. fetching a revenue of Rs.1,56,243/- . The efforts have been made through BDU initiatives of Tinsukia division giving a significant boost to farmers in the region.
Moreover, Alipurduar division of N. F. Railway captured new traffic of wheat destined for different stations of Bangladesh as a result of marketing efforts by the BDU. During the period from June to October, 2021 the division loaded 11192 tonnes of wheat from the Falakata station in a number of rakesfetching revenue of Rs. 60.54 lakh.
N. F. Railway has set up Business Development Units (BDUs) at all the Divisions i.e. Katihar, Alipurduar, Rangiya, Lumding and Tinsukia and also at Zonal Head Quarters level to increase the freight transportation volume. The initiatives by the BDUs of various divisions have been successful in bringing in new mode of traffic to railways from road sector.