ER’s Freight Services Operate On Round The Clock Basis To Supply Essential Commodities

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 265 freight trains on 13.7.2020 with breakup given as follows:-

Ash – 2 Rakes

Automobile – 3 Rakes

Ballast & Railway Material Consignment – 7 Rakes

Cement – 22 Rakes

Clinker – 4 Rakes

Container – 6 Rakes

Coal and mineral – 62 Rakes

Edible Oil – 1 Rake

Fertiliser – 8 Rakes

Onion – 2 Rakes

Maize – 7 Rakes

Petroleum Oil – 3 Rakes

Foodgrains & Rice – 4 Rakes

Sand – 2 Rakes

Salt – 1 Rake

Steel – 2 Rakes

Slag – 1 Rakes

Stone – 15 Rakes

Wheat – 3 Rakes

Besides, 110 empty rakes were ran out to different freight operating points to facilitate loading of essential commodities.

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