The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has recorded 28% year-on-year growth in freight handling in Q1-FY22, as compared to Q1-FY21. For the month of June, it loaded 0.91 MT of freight which is 7.9% more than June 2021.
The freight included stone chips, coal, potatoes and other commodities, which overall contributed an increased margin. Additionally, cement loading increased by 68.3%, Petrol Oil Lubricant (POL) loading rose by 17.3%, container loading grew by 27.8% and other commodities increased by 21.4%.
According to NFR spokesperson, improved terminal handling facilities, improvement in mobility, and continuous monitoring at all levels resulted in increased loading.
Gati-Shakti Cargo Terminal (GCT) Application Northeast Frontier Railway has 5 divisions – Tinsukia, Lumding, Rangiya, Alipurduar & Katihar – which are directly responsible for trains operations at field level.