ER Continues Freight Loading And Unloading Round The Clock

To maintain backend supply, Eastern Railway is running freight trains on round the clock basis to transport essential commodities in different parts of the country since the beginning of the nation-wide lockdown. The freight trains are carrying foodgrains, fertilizer, coal & mineral, onion, salt, iron & steel, POL, container, clinker, cement, ballast, ash, sand, stone, maize to cater to the demand of consumables and other inputs.


Eastern Railway has run a total of 264 freight trains on 4.8.2020 with breakup given as follows:-


Ash – 2

Automobile – 1

Ballast & Railway Material Consignment – 3

Cement – 21

Clinker – 4

Container – 16

Coal and mineral – 77

Fertiliser – 7

Maize – 5

Petroleum Oil – 5

Food grains & Rice – 5

Onion – 1

Salt – 3

Sand – 2

Steel – 2

Stone – 2

Sugar – 1

Tar – 2

Wheat – 7

Besides, 98 empty rakes were ran out to different freight operating points to facilitate loading of essential commodities

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