Mumbai Division of Central Railway Carried 1.08 lakh Wagons of Freight Traffic since lockdown
Multi Disciplinary Business Development Unit (BDU) interacts with Trade and Industry to generate more traffic towards railways
Central Railway, in its efforts to fight against COVID19 pandemic, is playing a vital role in maintaining the supply chain of commodities by running freight and parcel trains since nationwide lockdown.
It was a challenging task for railways to carry freight traffic with restricted availability of labours and transport facilities. Since 23rd of March 2020, Central Railway has carried 14.42 million tonnes of freight traffic through 2.74 lakh wagons.
The Mumbai Division of Central Railway alone carried 1,07,993 wagons of freight traffic including 74,585 wagons of container, 11,066 wagons of fertilizers, 8,463 wagons of petroleum and oil products, 5,969 wagons of iron and steel, 4,485 wagons of coal and about 3425 wagons of other miscellaneous goods to generate considerable revenue for railways.
Railways have formed a multidisciplinary Business Development Unit (BDU) at Zonal level and Divisional levels on Central Railway. This unit consisting of senior officers interacts frequently with trade and industry to generate more traffic towards railways.
Let us fight together #COVID19.
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Date: July 12, 2020
This press release is issued by Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai.