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N.F. Railway is continuously registering a steady growth in Freight unloading each month from last few financial years out of which 2021-22 had a remarkable achievement. N.F. Railways has unloaded 1212 freight carrying rakes for the month of April, 2022. During the recently completed financial year from April, 2021 to March, 2022, N.F. Railway carried 13757 rakes of freight trains that it 18% higher than the corresponding previous year.
- N. F. Railway has transported goods like FCI rice, sugar, salt, edible oil, food grains, fertilizer, cement, coal, vegetables , auto, tank, container and other items during the month and unloaded them in different goods sheds within its jurisdiction spreading over entire N.E. Region apart from parts of West Bengal and Bihar during this period.
- During April, 2022, 647 rakes of freight carrying trains were unloaded in Assam out of which 370 were loaded with essential commodities. 150 rakes in Tripura, 26 rakes in Nagaland, 10 rakes in Manipur, 6 rakes in Arunachal Pradesh and 6 rakes in Mizoram were unloaded during the month. 222 freight rakes in West Bengal and 145 freight rakes in Bihar were also unloaded during the month within the jurisdiction of N. F. Railway.
- Improved terminal handling facility and introduction of more goods sheds has made it more convenient for customers and other stake holders to unload and clear inward rake in a time bound manner.
- To increase freight revenue, 34 new terminals have been opened, 27 terminals have been upgraded and 5 goods sheds have been declared as alternative goods shed to handle additional traffic during last financial year. Continuous monitoring at all level has also resulted in reduction in turnaround time and increased unloading efficiency.
Source: Northeast Frontier Railway -Press Release | Image Credit (representational): MoR
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