Indian Railways ensures supply chain fully functional for power, transport and key infrastructure sectors during the COVID-19 lockdown

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By Sarkaritel April 4, 2020 19:12

Indian Railways ensures supply chain fully functional for power, transport and key infrastructure sectors during the COVID-19 lockdown


Indian Railways ensures supply chain fully functional for power, transport  and  key infrastructure sectors during the COVID-19 lockdown 

From 23rd March to 3rd April 2020, Railways has transported more than 2.5 lakh wagons of coal and 17742 wagons of petroleum products 

Due to relentless operations of Railways, all power plants and Petroleum  depots have comfortable stock  with them inspite of  COVID 19 lock down 

Inspite of lockdown related challenges, Railway staff keeps delivering the results against all odds

New Delhi, 4th April Indian Railways has been fulfilling its commitment to ensure availability of important raw material and fuel through its freight services to meet the requirements of the power   transport and key infrastructure sectors during the nationwide lock down due to COVID-19.

During the situation of lockdown, Indian Railways staff deployed at various good sheds, stations and control offices continued working with full devotion to ensure that the supply of essential items for these critical sectors does not gets affected.

Due to relentless operations of Railways, all power plants and Petroleum  depots have comfortable stock  with them inspite of  COVID 19 lock down .

During last 12 days from 23rd March to 3rd April 2020, Railways loaded and carried 250020 wagons of coal, and 17742 wagons of petroleum products (One wagon contains 58-60 ton consignment). Details are as follows:

Sl. No.

Date

No. of wagons of coal

No. of wagons of petroleum products

1.

23.03.2020

22473

2322

2.

24.03.2020

24207

1774

3.

25.03.2020

20418

1704

4.

26.03.2020

20784

1724

5.

27.03.2020

20488

1492

6.

28.03.2020

20519

1270

7.

29.03.2020

20904

1277

8.

30.03.2020

21628

1414

9.

31.03.2020

28861

1292

10.

01.04.2020

14078

1132

11.

02.04.2020

18186

1178

12.

03.04.2020

17474

1163

 

Total

250020

17742

To monitor the uninterrupted movement of materials fuelling the power, transport and infrastructure sectors and other essential commodities over Indian Railways, an emergency freight control centre is working in the Ministry of Railways.

Freight movement is being closely monitored by officials at very senior level. Issues which were earlier being faced by Railways at many terminal points in loading and unloading operations are being effectively resolved. Indian Railways along with Ministry of Home affairs is keeping in touch with State Governments to sort out any such operational issue if they arise.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel April 4, 2020 19:12