Bhubaneswar, Sep 23: To increase Railway’s share in the transportation, East Coast Railway is now constantly touch with trade and industries through its recent launched Business Development Units (BDUs). Various industrial sectors including non-bulk goods traffic are now been transported by Railways; those were being moved on Roadways.
East Coast Railway has carried 226 Rakes/Trains of freight till 21st September, 2020 due to the efforts of the Business Development Units of this Railway which has been created before some days. Since the formation of ECoR Business Development Units, this railway has carried about 0.67 million tonne of freight.
These include loading of fertilizer by IFFCO from Dhanmandal Railway Station, Fly Ash from Tata Bhushan Steel Ltd sidings at Meramandali and from Vedanta Industries at Lapanga, Cement from Bargarh, Maize from Kesinga, Jeypore Stations, Cement from Bargarh, Iron Ore from Kirandul, Coal loading from Waltair Division along with short distance transportation of Slag & Steel from Visakhapatnam Steel Plant to Gangavaram Port.
15 rake (0.04 MT) of fertilizer transported from Dhanmandal Railway Station by IFFCO. 40 Rakes (0.06 MT) of Rice, 32 rakes (0.05MT) of Cement, 78 rakes (0.31MT) of iron ore and 56 rakes (0.20MT) of slag & steel transported by ECoR by the efforts of the Business Development Units till 21st September, 2020 since its formation. A total of 0.67 Million Tonne of freight carried by ECoR due to the efforts of its BDU during the period.
Altogether, Business Development Units of ECoR is now gearing up its effort to convenience the traders for both short & long distance transportation of commodities along with non-bulk items. Members of BDUs are now frequent interaction with trade and industries to know about the existing transportation patterns and also to attract more traffic to Railways.
In the recent interaction with trade and industries, East Coast Railway has planned to provide its 28 Goods Sheds on outsourcing basis and has called for Expression of Interest on the above subject. ECoR now exploring ways to increase miscellaneous non-bulk goods traffic to strengthen Railway’s share in traditional commodities being carried at present. (IANS)