Eastern Railway is running freight trains on round the clock basis to transport consumables and other essential commodities as well as inputs for industrial production process at different parts of the country since the beginning of the nation-wide lockdown. The freight trains are carrying foodgrains, fertilizers, coal & mineral, onion, sugar, iron & steel, POL products, container, clinker, cement, ballast, ash, sand, stone, maize etc. to cater to the demand of consumables and other inputs.
Railway freight services are characterised by some unique specific benefits. It offers more safe & secured way of transportation of commodities. Presently, the freight trains are running with enhanced speed to take lesser time to carry commodities and to maintain punctuality.
On 21.8.2020, as many as 260 freight trains ran to carry automobile, ash, ballast, bamboo chips, cement, clinker, container, coal & mineral, De-oiled cake, edibe oil, fertilizer, jute, maize, petroleum oil, foodgrains, steel, stone, sugar, slag and wheat. Besides, 96 empty rakes were also despatched at different freight loading points for transportation of essential commodities.