NF Railway clocks 4pc jump in freight handling, Infra News, ET Infra | So Good News
The Northeast Frontier Railway said on Thursday that it has recorded a nearly four percent increase in cargo unloading by 1,218 rakes during October this year. NF Railway Chief Public Relations Officer Sabyasachi De said that 1,218 freight-carrying rakes were unloaded during October 2022 compared to 1,176 rakes in the same month last year.
“NF Jernbane continuously registers a steady growth in freight unloading. From April to October of the current financial year, 8,317 freight-carrying cranes were unloaded. This is an increase of 10.13 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year.” he added.
The local branch of Indian Railway transported commodities like FCI rice, sugar, salt, edible oil, food grains, fertiliser, cement, coal, vegetables, cars and other items during the month and unloaded them in various goods sheds within its jurisdiction.
“During October 2022, 673 rakes of freight trains were unloaded in Assam, of which 329 were loaded with essential commodities. 111 rakes in Tripura, 25 rakes in Nagaland, 8 rakes in Manipur, 6 rakes in Arunachal Pradesh and 8 rakes in Mizoram were unloaded during the month,” De said.
Besides, 224 freight rakes in West Bengal and 163 rakes in Bihar were also unloaded during the month within the jurisdiction of NF Railway, he added.
“Better terminal handling facilities and improvement in mobility due to increased maintenance efforts and continuous monitoring at all levels resulted in a reduction in processing time and increased unloading,” De said in a statement.