In continuous effort to improve transportation of freight traffic, N. F. Railway has been opening new stations for handling inward and outward goods traffic. Few more railway stations have been opened for freight traffic during December, 2022 enabling easier transportation of various goods by customers. This is expected to benefit transporters in a big way.
To improve customer interface and further augment freight transportation, Jogighopa and Mendipathar station in Meghalaya under Rangiya division has been opened for handling of inward coal traffic w.e.f 05th December, 2022. Azara station under Rangiya division has been opened for handling of Roll on - Roll off traffic w.e.f 06th December, 2022. This new facility will help transportation of essential items to various north-eastern states like Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura during monsoon season. Trucks loaded with essential items can be transported through railway rakes for unloading in various states where transportation through road becomes difficult. As a result of which common people will be benefited. Moreover, New Bongaigaon station under Rangiya division has also been opened for handling of inward coal traffic w.e.f 27thDecember, 2022.
The NFR has unloaded 1332 freight carrying trains in December, 2022 as against 1230 in November, 2022. In addition, 10879 rakes of freight trains have been carried from April to December, 2022 as against 9941 in corresponding period of last year showing an improvement of 9.43%.