Northeast Frontier Railway has managed to maintain high momentum of goods transportation to keep the economy moving and meet the requirement of essential and other commodities. Northeast Frontier Railway has unloaded 1019 freight carrying trains in August, 2021 as against 897 in August, 2020 with an increase of 13.6%.
NFR carried 8737 rakes of freight trains from January to August, 2021 and unloaded them in different goods sheds in its jurisdiction.
Goods like FCI rice, sugar, salt, edible oil, POL, food grains, fertilizer, cement, stone chips, iron/steel, onion, maize, auto, container and other items have been transported during the month.
During August, 526 rakes of freight carrying trains were unloaded in Assam out of which 317 were loaded with essential commodities. 85 rakes in Tripura, 31 rakes in Nagaland, 10 rakes in Manipur, 4 rakes in Arunachal Pradesh and 4 rakes in Mizoram were unloaded during last month. 211 freight rakes in West Bengal and 148 freight rakes in Bihar were also unloaded during last month within the jurisdiction of NFR to meet the requirement of people of these regions.
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.
It is worth mentioning that a number of concessions/ discounts are also being given by Indian Railways to make Railway’s Freight movement very attractive for its customers.