Lucknow: With concessions being given by the Indian Railways in loading and regular availability of wagons and increasing speed of goods trains, there are now positive results which are breathing a new lease of life in these trains.
Under the leadership of Dr. Monika Agnihotri, Divisional Railway Manager, Marketing , Northeast Railway, Lucknow Board Administration, improvement and expansion of goods godowns have resulted in a major boost in automobile transport through rail route.
Loading of 100 TATA ACE Gold four wheelers in 30 wagons for South West Railway’s Penukonda station (Andhra Pradesh) today at Bakshi Ka Talab station has led to it being developed as a new automobile / goods terminal.
After a gap of almost twenty years trains have been booked by Tata Motors Lucknow at Lucknow Mandal station and more automobile consignment bookings are happening at Bakshi Ka Talab station, which is being developed as a new automobile terminal.
The trend of commercial establishments has shifted towards railways due to less time spent in safe freight transport. Divisional Railway Manager Dr. Agnihotri has directed the Revenue Department to establish better coordination with traders and industry groups and motivate them to get more and more freight loading from the rail transport facility.