ER bags freight consignment for transporting steel scrap from IISCO Steel Plant

Business Development Units (BDUs) formed at Eastern Railway (ER) headquarters as well as divisional level are continuously interacting with the freight customers for inducting new variety of freight traffic as well as increasing the volume of existing bulk freight traffic. ER’s BDUs are working hard for better customer relations, implementing feedback from the freight customers and acting as a catalyst for better freight business.

  • Due to relentless effort by ER’S Business Development Unit at  Asansol, SAIL (IISCO) agreed for the first time to load approx 25000 MT of their steel scrap arising from IISCO plant in wagons and send to Bokaro Steel Plant. 
  • First such rake of 43 wagons was loaded at IISCO Steel Plant o­n 1/10/2020 taking advantage of Empty Flow Direction policy of IR, thus enabling an additional earning of approx Rs. 5 lakhs. 
  • Additional rakes will be loaded to clear the entire scrap from IISCO Steel Plant.

Freight Business:

  • Meanwhile, in a  virtual meeting with Principal Head of Departments and DRMs, Shri Suneet Sharma, General Manager, Eastern Railway advised all concerned to increase the freight loading towards achieving a sustained growth in revenue. 
  • He instructed to all concerned to increase the average speed of freight trains, better track maintenance to suit the increase in sectional speed, improvement in goods sheds etc to facilitate the freight business.
  • General Manager, Eastern Railway also advised to run more Parcel Express trains for swift transport of essential commodities which is the need of the time. 
  • Business Development Units (BDUs) to be more active towards induction of more freight customers and new variety of freight traffic. 
  • The mix of increased speed with additional variety of freight traffic will help in increasing the competitive ability as well as increase in freight revenue.
  • The GM instructed everybody to increase safety inspections and leave no stone unturned to maintain utmost safety in train operations.

Source: Eastern Railway-Press Release | Image Credit: Eastern Railway