Central Railway transports 13.39 million tonne of freight through 2.54 lakh wagons in 100 days

To ensure the timely delivery of freight vital for the energy & infrastructure sector, Railways has maintained its goods trains fully functional in spite of the Covid-19 lockdown and unlock. In 100 days, Central Railway (CR) has transported 13.39 million tonnes of freight successfully in meeting the needs of the industry.

  • In terms of wagon loads it turns out 2,54,335 wagons i.e. in the 100 days from 23.3.2020 to 30.6.2020, Central Railway ran 5,306 goods trains carrying coal, food grains, sugar, petroleum products, fertilizers, containers, iron and steel, cement, onions and other miscellaneous goods.

  • During this period, on an average 2,543 wagons of freight have been loaded daily.
  • Central Railway alone carried:
    • 1,00,371 wagons of coal to various power plants to ensure un-interrupted supply of electricity
    • 3,479 wagons of food grains and sugar
    • 9,980 wagons of fertilizers
    • 2,689 wagons of onions for the benefit of farmers
    • 25,821 wagons of petroleum products
    • 5,622 wagons of iron and steel
    • 15,460 wagons of cement
    • 79,643 container wagons
    • 11,270 wagons of de-oiled cake and miscellaneous goods

Railway staff are working at various good sheds, stations and control offices on a 24×7 basis to ensure that the supply of freight do not get affected. Loco pilots, guards are efficiently running the trains. Key maintenance staff of track, signalling, overhead equipment, locomotives, coaches and wagons are maintaining the infrastructure in good fettle to ensure smooth running of trains.

Source: CR-Press Release