SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SER IS ALL SET TO FETCH MORE FREIGHT TRAFFIC FROM BUSINESS COMMUNITY AFTER RENOVATION OF ITS GOODS SHEDS & YARD SIDINGS
Kolkata, 6th September, 2020
South Eastern Railway, as per the guidelines given by the Railway Board, has already set up BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT UNIT at its headquarters, Kolkata and its other four Divisional headquarters at Kharagpur, Adra, Ranchi and Chakradharpur to attract the Business Community especially those who are still now preferring to other modes of transportation, viz., road and water, offering various lucrative discount schemes as per the new liberalisd freight policy with a view to increase more freight traffic.
The main objective of setting up such Business Development Units is to fetch new goods traffic by making rail transport as more competitive than other modes. These Units are regularly meeting with different Chambers of Commerce and trade bodies to apprise of various attractive discount schemes with customers' satisfaction for transportation of their goods traffic by rail.
With the overwhelming responses from various private as well as public parties of Business Community to transport more consignments by Railways, Sourh Eastern Railway has already planned to rejig all the Goods Sheds and Yard Sidings in its four Divisions viz., Kharagpur, Adra, Ranchi and Chakradharpur with a view to accommodate more consignments in well protected manner to prevent any kind of damage.
Construction work under phase- 1 of Sankrail Freight Terminal has already been commissioned. Other works viz. Ballasting, one Road Over Bridge, new approach road and electrical are in progress in full swing. Loading wharf of line no.8 for unloading of steel consignments has already been completed and loading has started since 15.08.2020.
Electrification of Siding in Gokulpur, modification of Nimpura Departure Yard in Kharagpur Division, inside wharf surface at Goods Shed at Gola Road in Ranchi Division, extension of Goods Shed in Bokaro Steel City in Adra Division, Full rake length loading line in Badampahar and concrete loading platform in Banspani and Jaroli in Chakradharpur Division have already been completed.
Goods sheds and sidings are being developed to pick up the consignments from the doorsteps of the business houses and to connect the upcoming industries.
South Eastern Railway is committed to Businessmen, freight customers and traders for providing all sorts of facilities in transit and has assured safe and hassle-free transportation of their goods traffic to different destinations in every nook and corner of the country.