Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR conducts Virtual Meeting with Business Development Units

As per the directions of the Railway Board, Business Development Units (BDUs) are set up at both Zonal and Divisional levels of SCR to focus o­n increasing the freight business and double it by 2024. As part of it, Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway conducted a review meeting o­n various aspects related Business Development Units at Zonal level and Divisional levels. All the BDU’s nominated Coordinators over the zone joined the meeting through web conference.

  • The members of the Business Development Committee had regular interactions with both the existing and new customers, so that focus is given equally to improve the freight traffic in both the segments. 
  • BDU’s had frequent interaction with the trade and industry to explore the possibility of attracting additional freight traffic to Railways.
  • Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manger, SCR has advised the members during the web meeting to focus o­n speed of freight trains duly marking predetermine path and time. 

  • He also stressed to improve the Loading of non-core traffic. 
  • The General Manager instructed the divisions to make efforts for long time parcel agreements. 
  • He suggested the committee members to explain about various freight concessions offered by Railways to customers and also to assist them in availing the policy / transportation benefits in order to capture new traffic. 
  • During the meeting, the Committee and coordinators of the zone expressed their views and conveyed few suggestions regarding the BDU’s. 
  • General Manager assured them that all the possible help will be rendered to the BDUs in capturing new traffic.

Shri K. Siva Prasad, Principal Chief Operations Manager; Shri J. K. Jain, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer; Shri Brajendra Kumar, Principal Financial Advisor; Shri G. John Prasad, Principal Chief Commercial Manager; Shri Sanjeev Agarwal, Principal Chief Engineer; Divisional Railway Managers of all the six divisions and senior Officials were also participated in web conference.

Source: South Central Railway-Press Release

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