Shri Rajiv Chaudhry, General Manager, North Central & Northern Railway informed that Northern Railway, Pioneer in zonal railways, has achieved another milestone in transporting foodgrain by carrying 203.65 Lakh Tonnes foodgrains (Wheat and Rice) to 18 different states of the country. He said, that despite the operational challenges faced due to nationwide lockdown, Northern Railway has risen to the occasion to ensure enhanced availability of PDS Foodgrains at Ration shops in various deficient states.
Shri Rajiv Chaudhry, General Manager, North Central & Northern Railway further added that Northern Railway made four times new records of single day Foodgrains loading. On 24th July,20 highest single day foodgrain loading of 55 rakes breaking the previous three records in recent past. During lockdown & un-lock period w.e.f. 01.04.2020 to 17.08.2020 Northern Railway has loaded 4492 rakes of foodgrains (12.66 million tonnes) which is 6.86 million tonnes higher(118.41% higher) than previous year. He also informed that Northern Railway”s foodgrain loading share is approximate 47.3% of Total Indian Railway foodgrain loading which is highest over Indian Railway.
He also said that, Northern railway is committed to provide safe and smooth journey to its passengers and significantly contributing to enhancement of nation’s economy.