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South Western Railway, Mysuru division captures new freight traffic

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Mysuru: As per the directives of Railway Board to give a boost to the freight traffic by railways, Business Development Units (BDUs) are set up in zonal and divisional levels consisting of functionaries from all the concerned departments.

South Western Railways (SWR) Mysuru Division has been striving to increase its freight volume as well as its modal share in its freight transport, Divisional Railway Manager of Mysuru division, Rahul Agarwal initiated to form Business Development Units at Sub-divisional level to give a push to freight traffic and to enable ease of doing business.

As a result of the sustained marketing efforts of BDU, the division was able to reinstate old traffic of amize and added new freight customers in sugar loading.

For the first time, the division loaded sugar consignment from M/s Mylar Sugar Companies which loaded 1,320 tonnes of Sugar from Shree Mahadevappa Mailara Railway Station- Haveri to Navkar Corp Ltd, Panvel of Central Railway covering a total distance of 760 km and generated around Rs 13 lakh revenue to the division.

Adding to the achievement of BDU and in addition to transporting sugar the division after a gap of two years transported 1330 tonnes of Maize from Ranebennur to Rudrapur City of North Eastern Railway with a lead of 2303 km generating around Rs 32 lakh revenue to the division.

Railways have emerged as the most convenient, safe and faster way of freight transportation. Due to the immense efforts and initiatives of marketing team, the division was able to generate additional revenue of Rs 45 lakh during the month. Regular customer meets were conducted to explain freight schemes and to build confidence in them to choose railway as their preferred mode of transportation.

Mysuru division assures customers a very conducive atmosphere and a hassle free transportation for their goods. For any queries regarding freight booking and transportation, parties can contact Business Development Unit, Mysuru division or can download SWIFT application (Single Window Interface for Freight Transportation) from play store which acts as one point destination for goods and parcel booking.

– Team Mysoorunews


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