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25-11-2020
Press Release:GM/ER LAID GREAT STRESS ON FREIGHT TRAFFIC & MAINTENANCE OF EMU/MEMU COACHES



GM/ER LAID GREAT STRESS o­n FREIGHT TRAFFIC & MAINTENANCE OF EMU/MEMU COACHES

Kolkata, November 25, 2020

Shri Suneet Sharma, General Manager, Eastern Railway in a virtual meeting with Principal Heads of the Departments & Divisional Railway Managers at ER’s Headquarters, Fairlie Place today (25.11.2020) advised all concerned to lay even more stress o­n freight loading for transporting essential commodities and other industrial inputs in different parts of the country. He said that the average speed of freight trains as increased should be monitored constantly so that punctuality can be maintained. He advised all concerned to watch the transportation of freight traffic constantly and vigilantly.

Shri Sharma laid stress o­n proper maintenance of EMU/MEMU rakes for punctual running of trains, safety of services as well as for the convenience of the passengers. Shri Sharma emphasized o­n the functioning of Business Development Units (BDUs) those have been created at both the Headquarters & Divisional levels for attracting new traffic and increasing the Rail share in the existing stream of freight traffic. Shri Sharma advised concerned departments to constantly interact with the industries and facilitate them for carrying consignment by Railways.

Lastly, Shri Sharma emphasized o­n safety of train services and advised all concerned to monitor all the parameters of safety vividly. Side by side, passengers’ security should be looked into seriously. RPF should continue to provide necessary guidance and assistance to the Rail users and render help to the passengers in distress in addition to their task to stop crime.




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