NFR: More than 1,300 Goods Rakes Unloaded in Zone During Lockdown

NFR unloads more than 1300 rakes during lockdown

To maintain the supply of essential and other commodities in its jurisdiction.

Northeast Frontier Railway has already operated more than 1300 nos. of inbound freight trains during the lockdown period w.e.f. 25th March to 31st May 2020. Goods like FCI rice, Sugar, Salt, Edible oil, Food grains, Fodder, Pulses, Fertilizer, Cement, Coal, Stone chips, Iron/Steal, Potato, Onion, Auto, Container etc were being transported regularly. 

These inbound freight trains were unloaded at the goods sidings located in various states within NFR. This helped to avoid the scarcity of essential items in these states during the lock-down period.

The freight loaded rakes were mainly un-loaded at various goods sidings like Dimapur, Jiribam, Bhairabi, Jirania, Dharmanagar, Udaipur, Katihar, Kishanganj, Purnea, Jogbani, Jalalgarh, Bathnaha, Malda Court, New Jalpaiguri, Rangapani, New Cooch Behar, Falakata, Hasimara, Dhupguri, Dalkolha, Bhalukpong, New Guwahati, Changsari, Azara, Kokrajhar, New Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Rangiya, Silapathar, Dhemaji, Dekargaon, Harmuti, Lanka, North Lakhimpur, Tangla, Haibargaon, Salchapra, Bokajan, Jagiroad, Furkating, Jorhat Town, Duliajan, New Tinsukia, Dibrugarh etc.

During the last month salt loaded rakes were mainly unloaded at New Bongaigaon, New Tinsukia, Jorhat Town, Dibrugarh, Jirania, Kishanganj, Purnea, Jogbani and Rangapani sidings. Sugar loaded rakes were unloaded at Purnea, Rangapani, Changsari, Azara and Jorhat Town.

Food grains including rice were unloaded at places like Katihar, Kishanganj, Purnea, Jogbani, Bathnaha, Malda Court, New Jalpaiguri, New Cooch Behar, Hasimara, Jirania, Dharmanagar, Udaipur, Dimapur, Jiribam, Bhairabi, New Guwahati, Changsari, Kokrajhar, Gosaigaon, New Bongaigaon, Barpeta, North Lakhimpur, Bindukuri, Haibargaon, Salchapra, Jorhat Town, New Tinsukia, etc.

Edible oil loaded rakes were unloaded New Guwahati, Azara, Salchapra, Jorhat Town etc. Cement loaded rakes were unloaded at places like Jirania, Jiribam, Bhairabi, New Guwahati, Azara, Barpeta, Dekargaon, Harmuti, Haibargaon, Jorhat Town, New Tinsukia, Katihar, Kishanganj, Purnea, Jogbani, Bathnaha, Jalalgarh, New Jalpaiguri, New Cooch Behar, Dhupguri, Dalkhola etc. While petroleum products loaded rakes were mainly unloaded at Malda Court, New Jalpaiguri, Dimapur, Ramnagar, Patharkhola, Gumto etc sidings.

It is evident that huge transportation of food-grains and other essential items by the NFR helped in avoiding any scarcity within its service area during the lock-down period.

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