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Railways creates history, successfully runs double stack container trains in electrified territory

New Delhi: After conducting the profitable trial run of double-decker freight trains on the newly-built Western Devoted Freight Hall (DFC) in Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur district in December final 12 months, the Indian Railways on Thursday created a world report by commissioning the primary excessive rise Over Head Gear (OHE) and efficiently working double stack containers in electrified territory on the Western Railway.

The Railway Ministry in an announcement stated that Indian Railways created a brand new world benchmark by efficiently working the primary double stack container prepare in excessive rise OHE electrified sections, which has contact wire peak of seven.57 metre.

It stated that the operations efficiently commenced on Wednesday from Palanpur and Botad stations in Gujarat. “This tremendous achievement is a first of its kind in the entire world and will also boost the ambitious mission of Green India as a latest green initiative over Indian Railways,” it stated.

“With this remarkable development, Indian Railways has proudly become the first Railway to run double stack container train with high reach pantograph in high rise OHE territory,” it added.

The ministry stated that the thrust of such type of initiatives is on innovation, velocity and customisation in freight operations. The Railway Ministry additional stated that inspite of time that was misplaced underneath the nationwide lockdown to fight the unfold of novel coronavirus, the nationwide transporter is focusing to surpass final 12 months’s freight figures.

“From April 1 to June 10, Railways has transported 178.68 million tonnes of commodities through its uninterrupted freight trains operations across the country,” the ministry stated, including that from March 24 to June 10, greater than 32.40 lakh wagons carried provides to maintain the availability chain useful.

It stated that of those, greater than 18 lakh wagons carried important commodities like meals grains, salt, sugar, milk, edible oil, onion, fruit and veggies, petroleum merchandise, coal, fertilisers and many others. all through the nation.

Between April 1 and June 10, Railways loaded 12.74 million tonnes of meals grains as in comparison with 6.79 million tonnes in the identical interval final 12 months, it stated.

Moreover the freight prepare operations, the Railways from March 22 to June 10 operated 3,897 parcel trains of which 3,790 had been time-tabled particular parcel trains by which 1.39 lakh tonnes of consignment had been loaded.


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