Central Railway turns scrap into revenue-
"Zero Scrap” mission gains momentum – registers 39.91 % increase of Sale of Scrap over proportionate sale target for period up to October-2023
Central Railway has taken significant steps to identity and dispose off various types of scrap, including overaged Locos, Diesel Surplus Locos, un-operational rail lines and overaged or accidental locos/coaches, thereby turning its scrap into revenue.
This is part of its "Zero-Scrap" mission to ensure that every Division, Workshop, and Shed is entirely free from scrap materials within a prescribed time.
These determined efforts have yielded impressive results, with Central Railway achieving the scrap sales of Rs. 223.85 Crores as on 31.10.2023 as against proportionate sale target of 160 crores, marking a remarkable increase of 39.91% higher than the proportionate sale target for the period.
In the month of October-2023 Central Railway has registered an amount of Rs.30.40 crores as revenue from sale of scrap.
This has been achieved through sale of-
• 15,950 Metric Tonnes of Rails,
• 13 Locomotives,
• 203 Coaches,and
• 113 Wagons (Including 20 KM Jamner-Pachora Section Narrow Gauge Line in Bhusawal division.)
The details of sale of scrap commoditywise for the month of Oct-2023 and upto Oct-2023 is given below:
Item / Commodity
Value of scrap disposal for Oct-2023
(Amt in Crores)
Cummulative Value of scrap disposal upto Oct-2023 (Amt in Crores)
Permanent Way Materials
Other Ferrous Materials
Divisionwise contribution of revenue from Sale of Scrap as part of Mission Zero Scrap is as follows.
Division / Workshops
Revenue (Amt in Crores)
Electric Loco Shed Depot-Bhusaval
Scrap sale in other sections / workshops of Central railway in addition to the above
Central Railway remains steadfast in its commitment for achieving a scrap-free status for all Divisions and Depots under the ambit of the Zero Scrap Mission besides surpassing the Railway Board Target of Rs. 300 Cr for year 2023-24.
Date: November 18, 2023
This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, HQ, Mumbai