GUWAHATI: To maintain the supply of essentials and other commodities, Northeast Frontier Railway is continuously registering an increase in freight unloading. 1252 freight-carrying rakes were unloaded during the month of December 2023. During April to December 2023 of the current financial year, more than ten thousand freight-carrying rakes were unloaded within the jurisdiction of N.F. Railway.
N F. Railway has transported goods like FCI rice, sugar, salt, edible oil, fertilizer, cement, coal, automobiles, containers, and other items during the month and unloaded them in different goods sheds within its jurisdiction.
During December 2023, 705 rakes of freight-carrying trains were unloaded in Assam, out of which 399 were loaded with essential commodities. 93 rakes in Tripura, 19 rakes in Nagaland, 06 rakes in Manipur, 06 rakes in Arunachal Pradesh, and 06 rakes in Mizoram were unloaded during the month. Moreover, 211 freight rakes in West Bengal and 206 freight rakes in Bihar were also unloaded during the month within the jurisdiction of N. F. Railway.
Speedy execution of doubling and electrification works at important sections over N.F. Railway has led to increased inward and outward movement of freight traffic. This results in increased movement of essential and other commodities, in addition to growth in freight unloading, stated a press release.