The Waltair Division of the east coast railways has been ranked the 6th highest loading Division among the Indian Railways for uninterrupted supply of the essential commodities to various parts of the country.
The division transported 11.81 million tones of freight (from April to June 2020) in 2527 rakes comprising essential commodities like Coal, iron ore, Raw materials for steel plants, mineral oils etc.
The main freight points of the Division are Visakhapatnam port, Gangavaram Port, Vizag Steel plant, NMDC Iron Ore mines in KK line at Bacheli, Kirandul etc.
It was further informed that the division on an average has unloaded 33.21 rakes per day.
Divisional Railway Manager, Mr Chetan Kumar Shrivastava appreciated the efforts of the railwaymen for continuing the uninterrupted supply chain and achieving this feat even during this pandemic. The DRM lauded the untiring efforts of operations department under the guidance of Senior Divisional Operations Manager Mr KVSRK Kishore.