Sale of scrap items are being undertaken in all divisions of N.F. Railway as per the “Zero Scrap Mission” of Indian Railways. To make the mission a success, Northeast Frontier Railway ensured that each Division, Workshop and Sheds are free from scrap material.
Up to 21st March for the current financial year 2022-23, N. F. Railway earned Rs. 186.34 crore from scrap sale. With this selling of scrap, N. F. Railway has surpassed the target set by Railway Board of Rs. 185 crore for the current financial year. This year target was higher by 48 % as compared to last financial year. The scrap sale earning is the highest in last 15 years. This earning is already higher by Rs. 30 crore as compared to last year’s final sale figure.
During the drive under ‘Zero Scrap Mission’, N. F. Railway has sold 26250 MT scrap rails/p-way materials & 14000 MT of miscellaneous scrap items during this current financial year. N. F. Railway has also sold 04 diesel locomotives, 124 coaches and 163 wagons till 21st March, 2023.
The ‘Zero Scrap Mission’ drive has not only generated revenue for Indian Railways but will also create the space for accumulating other material including scrap. Under this mission, continuous monitoring is ensured to keep the stations, depots, sheds, workshops & sections scrap free. This monitoring has not only helped in surpassing the scrap sale target but also improved the aesthetics of stations, workplaces & surrounding areas. It has also helped to keep the railway premises clean and environment friendly.