GUWAHATI: During the recently concluded the financial year 2018-19, the operating performance of NF Railway showed significant improvement in most parameters in regards to passenger and goods operation segments.
The achievements include five long distance trains running with conventional ICF model rakes replaced with more passenger friendly LHB model rakes. These are 22501 / 22502 New Tinsukia – Bangalore - New Tinsukia Express, 15621 / 15622 Kamakhya – Anand Vihar Express, 15619 / 15620 Kamakhya – Gaya Express, 12523 / 12524 New Jalpaiguri – New Delhi Express, 12505 / 12506 Northeast Express. With this a total of 7 rakes have been converted to LHB. Introduction of seven new trains, terminals of two long-distance trains have been changed for better maintenance, 302 numbers coaches added during the period to clear rush of passenger. Journey of seven trains extended to fulfil demand of passenger, increased frequency of one train, and 24 new stoppages of various trains provided at various stations. In the Goods sector also, the overall performance showed marked improvement over last year. The achievements include increase of the average speed of Goods carrying trains by 4.7% over last year, new loading / un-loading terminals for Goods trains opened at Bokajan, Digboi, Tetelia and Sorbhog stations during the year for ease of customers, loading of Gypsum increased by 21.4 % over last year, loading of Dolomite increased by 13.8 % over last year, loading of Fertiliser increased by 13.2 % over last year, loading of Container increased by 7.2 % over last year, and loading of POL increased by 2.7 % over last year.