The Business Development Unit (BDU) of Rajkot station has hit a unique achievement of transporting more than 84 thousand kilograms of essential commodities from Rajkot station to West Bengal. This remarkable feat was achieved in a single trip of the Porbandar-Shalimar parcel special train and is a new record of highest single trip loading.
The Zonal Headquarters of Western Railway and the newly formed Business Development Unit (BDU) in all divisions are doing a commendable job of attracting new customers for freight movement. In the same sequence, BDU of Rajkot Division transported 84,140 kg of essential materials by Train No 00913 Porbandar-Shalimar parcel special train. This astounding achievement was made possible in a single trip from Rajkot station to Shalimar station in West Bengal on 14th September 2020. The loading is by far the highest figure of loading from a single station in Rajkot division. A total of 98,717 kgs of material was loaded from Rajkot, Jamnagar and Surendranagar stations, due to which Rajkot division received a revenue of about Rs 5.47 lakh.
Materials like hardware, kitchenware, auto parts, imitation goods, pesticides for agriculture, medicines, surgical goods, sanitizers etc. were loaded in this parcel special train. This loading was possible due to various incentives provided by Western Railway, as well as tapping prospective customers. Since the time of lockdown from March 23 to September 14, 2020, about 4,376 tonnes of essential materials have been transported by Rajkot Division through 158 parcel special trains, which has generated revenue of more than Rs 2 crore.