Izatnagar division has sent its first consignment of 51 Tata S minitrucks from Haldi Road railway station to Benapole in Bangladesh.
Haldi Road is situated between Rudrapur and Lalkuan on the Rampur – Lalkuan section of Izatnagar division, North Eastern Railway.
More exports to Bangladesh switching to rail for transportation
During the lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts by several zones have seen exports to Bangladesh switch over to trains.
Business Development Units created to increase share of goods traffic
The cargo is the result of an aggressive business development effort of North Eastern Railway, said Pankaj Kumar Singh CPRO NER. This follows the set-up of business development units across all divisions of Indian Railways (IR). The BDUs have been set up in an effort to attract more freight traffic to Indian Railways.
Recently, IR set itself an aggressive target of doubling its freight loading by 2024. With various projects starting to add capacity to the Indian Railways system, the organisation has also begun looking for ways to make full use of capacity as it comes online.