India : Trade through train resumed after seven years

Limestone and Clinker loading had started from October and November from India Cements, Icchangadu to India Cements at Thalaiyuthu besides to Madurai and from Karaikal Port to Wayalar. The punctuality performance of the division had gone up to 98.25 % as against 90.19% during the corresponding period of the previous year. This was the second best in the Southern Railway zone

The Tiruchi Railway Division has loaded 8.430 million tonnes of freight during the 2020-2021 fiscal notwithstanding the pandemic. The freight earnings was ₹453.49 crores.

The highest single day loading was 907 wagons with 57,992 tonnes of freight that was achieved on March 31. The division had loaded various commodities such as coal, cement, food grains and fertilisers. In respect of food grains, the division had loaded 1.725 million tonnes. As for cement, it had loaded 0.378 million tonnes. Fertiliser loading in the previous financial year was 0.358 million tonnes. It had loaded 0.256 million tonnes of other goods last fiscal. Coal loading was 5.65 million tonnes.

Slag loading commenced on February 13 from the Karaikal Port to Chettinad Cement plant, Palayam. After a gap of seven years, cement loading had started from the Ariyalur goods shed for Dalmia Cements Bharat Limited.

A press release said a new goods shed had been commissioned at Mannargudi and operation of both inward and outward traffic had commenced.

Source : THE HINDU