Changing the traditional traffic routes, wherever required, railways started aggregating small parcels, operating parcel cargo trains and transporting critical medical equipment, essential commodities to meet the crisis that arose due to Covid-19.
Apart from the various incentives and schemes, now Waltair Division modified goods sheds to handle bulk parcel cargo at these identified locations. Goods Sheds at Visakhapatnam New Goods Complex and at Vizianagaram have been developed to operate parcel services in large amounts. Cargo aggregators, business entities, parcel cargo handlers can utilize this facility for hassle free services.
With the consistent efforts of Business Development Unit set up at Waltair, regular interactions with the cargo movers helped to focus new parcel traffic like Automobiles, Fly Ash, essential commodities etc.
Three automobile rakes each carrying 120 to 126 Tata-Ace vehicles handled at Visakhapatnam New Goods Complex where were transported from Rajasthan to Visakhapatnam. Similarly more than 4300 tonns of mango traffic transported from Vizianagaram apart from various essential commodities.
Railway also offers an opportunity to the entrepreneurs to develop basic facilities that can be developed by the service provider with their own funds with the prior approval to enhance their services. The interested entrepreneurs can log on to the web site: www.ireps.gov.in for further details.
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