Mission mode! Indian Railways achieves this big milestone despite Covid-19 challenges
In a major development, Indian Railways has achieved a significant milestone of pulling freight traffic ahead of last year's level despite COVID 19 related challenges.
In a major development, Indian Railways has achieved a significant milestone of pulling freight traffic ahead of last year's level despite COVID 19 related challenges. On 27 July 2020 freight loading was 3.13 MT which is higher than last year for the same date.
Earlier, PM Narendra Modi had emphasized upon achievement of long term and far reaching goals during the lockdown. Accordingly, Indian Railways has completed nearly 200 infrastructure works in this period. Now Railways has achieved a milestone in freight transportation also.
According to a statement by Ministry of Railways, "The average speed of Freight Trains on 27 July 2020 was 46.16 kmph which is more than double as compare to last year for the same date (22.52 kmph). In the month of July the average speed of freight trains is 45.03 kmph which is around double as compare to last year for the same month (23.22 kmph). West Central Railway with the average speed of 54.23 kmph, Northeast Frontier Railway with the speed of 51 kmph, East Central Railway 50.24 kmph, East Cost Railway 41.78 kmph, South East Central Railway 42.83 kmph, South Eastern Railway 43.24 kmph and Western Railway with the speed of 44.4 kmph are the leading Railway Zones in the average speed of freight train in Indian Railways."
On 27 July 2020 the total freight loading was 3.13 million tonnes which is higher than last year for the same date. On 27 July 2020 total 1039 no. of rakes loaded with freight in Indian Railways which includes 76 rakes of foodgrain, 67 rakes of fertilizer, 49 rakes of steel, 113 rakes of cement, 113 rakes of iron ore and 363 rakes of coal, Ministry of Railways said.
These steps will lead to significantly higher freight traffic and earnings for Railways and cost competitive logistics for the entire country, Ministry of Railways added.
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