GUWAHATI: Northeast Frontier Railway continued to maintain steady growth in freight loading. NF Railway loaded 0.802 MT during November, 2021. This is an increase of 18.5 percent in comparison to the corresponding period of last year.
NF Railway loaded 6.498 MT during the period from April to November, 2021 as compared to 4.867 MT done in corresponding period of last year. This is an increase of 33.5 per cent. Loading of few commodities was increased by a substantial margin in NF Railway during November, 2021 in comparison to last year. During this month, dolomite loading increased by 103 per cent, container loading increased by 33.3 per cent, fertilizer loading increased by 6.7 per cent and loading of miscellaneous commodities increased by 48.8 per cent. During this year from April to November, 2021, dolomite loading increased by 215.8 per cent in comparison to the same period of last year. Food grains loading increased by 6.4 per cent, container loading increased by 78.4 per cent, fertiliser loading increased by 24.3 per cent, cement loading increased by 36.1 per cent, other commodities increased by 114.5 per cent; and it is an overall increase of 33.5 per cent in comparison to the last years loading up to November, 2020.
NF Railway is exploring all possible ways to boost the freight loading performance. The sustained efforts of Business Development Units (BDUs) at Headquarters and Divisional levels have helped capture new traffic and to boost in freight loading. The Business Development Units are also providing necessary assistance whatever required by local traders to keep the local economy moving, stated a press release.