Bhiwandi Road Station Goods Shed – Central Railway’s Festival Gift loading hub for manufacturers & logistic firms
Bhiwandi Road Goods Shed records highest loading of 457 tonnes of parcels on a single day
Central Railway’s Bhiwandi Road station has turned out to be a unique gift to manufacturers, traders and consumers this festive season. It has dispatched 4175 tonnes of parcel in 2,55,892 packages in a span of 2 months since its opening for goods and parcel. This initiative has met with a tremendous response.
On its first dispatch 86.85 tonnes of parcel in 3,876 packages were loaded. From 10.9.2020 till 15.11.2020, 21 parcel trains have been sent from Bhiwandi Road station to Shalimar, Azara, Danapur and Patna, which have carried 4,175 tonnes of parcel in 2,55,892 packages. During this period the highest loading recorded was to Azara, Guwahati on 30.10.2020 with 457 tonnes of parcel in 25,749 packages & on 25.10.2020 with 435 tonnes of parcel in 25,344 packages.
The loading at Bhiwandi Road station has shown a steady increase with every service. There has been a loading of 1,465 tonnes in 90,805 packages in the month of September-2020; 2,102 tonnes in 1,33,980 packages in the month of October-2020 and 607 tonnes in 31,107 packages in the month of November-2020 till date.
Goods like furniture, refrigerators, electronic items, food products, medicines and cosmetics of popular brands like Godrej, onida, LG, Bajaj, Parle-G, Hindustan Lever, Del-Monte etc. have been dispatched till date from Bhiwandi Road station.
Bhiwandi Road railway station on Mumbai Division lies on the Vasai-Diva-Panvel route of Central Railway. It is the connecting point of the North-South railway traffic and also connects the JNPT port with Railways. Bhiwandi is an industrial town and a textile and warehousing hub. Many e-commerce companies like Amazon, Flipkart, Reliance, Snapdeal, and FedEx have branches in the town.
Bhiwandi Road station has multiple advantages like proximity to Mumbai and Thane city, adequate parking space for trucks and tempos, etc. This encouraging response has not only boosted railway revenue but has also helped generate job opportunities for local people. Truly it has proved to be no less than a festival gift from Railways to Manufacturers, Traders, Consumers and others.
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Date: November 17, 2020
This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai.