In order to ensure the timely delivery of freight vital for the energy & infrastructure sector, Railways has maintained its goods trains fully functional in spite of the COVID19 lockdown and unlock. To meet the needs of the industry, Central Railway transported 22.286 million tonnes of freight successfully in 165 days from 23rd March 2020 to 03rd September 2020.
In terms of wagon loads it turns out 4,24,931 wagons i.e. in the 165 days from 23.3.2020 to 03.09.2020, Central Railway loaded 8,899 goods trains carrying coal, food grains, sugar, petroleum products, fertilizers, containers, iron and steel, cement, onions and other miscellaneous goods. During this period on an average 2,575 wagons of freight have been loaded daily.
Central Railway loads 1,60,002 wagons of coal to various power plants to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity. 2,634 wagons of food grains, 2,213 wagons of sugar, 19,921 wagons of fertilizers and 6,192 wagons of onions for the benefit of farmers; 42,029 wagons of petroleum products; 11,297 wagons of iron and steel; 27,301 wagons of cement, 1,32,105 container wagons and about 21,237 wagons of de-oiled cake and miscellaneous goods were also loaded.
Railway staff are working at various good sheds, stations and control offices on a 24x7 basis to ensure that the supply of freight does not get affected. Loco pilots, guards are efficiently running the trains. Key maintenance staff of track, signalling, overhead equipment, locomotives, coaches and wagons are maintaining the infrastructure in good fettle to ensure smooth running of trains. They are the #corona warriors at field level keeping the supply chain intact.
Let us fight together #COVID19.