Northern Railways operates India’s first AC freight express train

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Northern Railway has launched its new AC freight express train service running from Ferozepur Division’s Sanhewal to South Western Railway’s Yesvantpur, with 20 second and third AC carriages.

On October 1, at 1:45 am, the first AC cargo express train left Sanhewal of the Ferozepur division for Yeshwantpur of the South Western Railway. According to authorities, this is the first time an AC freight express train has operated on Indian rails.

Northern Railway General Manager Ashutosh Gangal announced that a train carrying ICF’s standard air-conditioned passenger coaches had been converted into freight for the first time and there are plans in place for the loading of 121 tonnes of material. Chocolate, raw materials, noodles, sauce, and fabric, among other things, have been put into the train.

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Gangal further commended and lauded the efforts of all officers and workers who contributed to the smooth operation of the Parcel Express train with ICF coaches (ICF/Conventional passenger coaches).

Railways have been showing their continued efforts in a bid to boost their earnings. The board is concentrating on train loading and timely delivery of commodities. The initiatives are assisting in improving the railways’ credibility as well as income. 

As per PRS Legislative Research, Railways’ anticipated income for 2021-22 is Rs 2,17,460 crore, a 12% increase over 2019-20.

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