NORTHERN RAILWAY’S BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES DURING UNLOCK

The Nation is fighting with COVID-19, pandemic and facing a great challenge. The Indian Railways is also witnessed a situation which was never imagined or faced by this organization of national importance since its inception. The wheels of national transporter are halted when National lockdown was imposed. But Northern Railway took this disaster as an opportunity and initiated many steps to bring back the share of Railways in goods transportation from Road to Rail. Shri Rajiv Chaudhry, General Manager, North Central & Northern Railway explained that Northern Railway had established 6 Business Development Unit (BDU) at Zonal & Divisional Level to tap the business of freight transportation.

He informed that, these units have conducted more than 41 meetings with Freight Customers of different industries, Traders etc. at Headquarters & Divisional level during the span of last 4 weeks. These BDUs have completed the Industrial Mapping of all divisions and had extensive discussions with automobile manufacturers and Auto logistics providers like TCI, Sugar Industry, Freight Forwarders, DOC manufacturers & Molasses traders.

He also said that, In order to provide customized transportation solutions for less than train cargo customers “TEEVRA” (Time-Tabled, Efficient, and Economically Viable Railway) Services are also being planned.

Northern railway is committed to provide safe, smooth and efficient services to its customers.
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