NF Railways improve performance
Dimapur, April 12 (EMN): Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has shown considerable improvement in its performance during 2018-19 in most parameters in regards to passenger and goods operation segment.
NFR chief public relations officer, Pranav Jyoti Sharma, stated that five long distance trains running with conventional ICF model rakes have been replaced with more passenger friendly LHB model rakes. These include 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, and 12505/ 12506 Northeast Express. He stated that a total of seven rakes have been converted to LHB.
Besides, he stated that seven new trains were introduced, while terminals of two long distance trains have been changed for better maintenance. He also added that 302 coaches were added during the period to clear rush of passenger.
In addition, he stated that journey of seven trains were extended to fulfil demand of passenger and also increased the frequency of one train. He added that 24 new stoppages of various trains were provided at various stations.
In the goods sector, he stated that the overall performance showed marked improvement over last year. To substantiate his claim, Sharma stated that the average speed of goods carrying trains have increased by 4.7% over last year. He added that new loading/ un-loading terminals for goods trains were opened at Bokajan, Digboi, Tetelia and Sorbhog stations during the year for ease of customers.
Other achievements included increase loading of Gypsum 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.