Railways organizes One Day Workshop ‘Mission Raftar’ aimed at raising the average speed of Freight & Coaching Trains


Railways organizes One Day Workshop ‘Mission Raftar’ aimed at raising the average speed of Freight & Coaching Trains

Ministry of Railways conducted a one day workshop “Mission Raftaar” aimed at raising the average speed of freight trains and coaching trains in New Delhi.  The workshop was inaugurated by Shri Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways & Shri Ashwani Lohani, Chairman,Railway Board. All the members of Railway Board along with General Managers of Zonal Railways & Senior Railway officers were present on the occasion.

On this occasion, Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal  said, “This workshop is an exercise with the top management of Indian Railways to brainstorm about the increase in speed of freight and passenger trains.

Also, host of issues ranging from punctuality, rolling stock, removing bottlenecks in terms of traffic, elimination of Unmanned Level crossings were discussed. Indian Railways is enthusiastically taking up all the issues with the determination to find the solution in a time bound manner.”

He also stated that coal loading was highest i.e. 555 MT in 2017-18. In last three months, 18.7%  increase is witnessed in coal loading. Ministry of Railways & Coal is coordinating well so as to ensure there is no shortage of coal in power plants. He added that demand for coal has also witnessed an increase due to less imports. He complimented Coal India Limited for increasing supply of coal in last three months. Read More

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