Trichy railway division has handled 10.9 tonnes of commodities to various destinations in the financial year 2019-20, an improvement of 9% over the corresponding year, and its highest ever in any financial year, divisional railway manager Ajay Kumar said.
Addressing the Independence Day, he said the division has also loaded 2.9 tonnes of freight during April to July. “In passenger amenities, retiring rooms at Trichy junction have been renovated with improved amenities. All 103 stations have Wi-Fi facility. Eight express rakes out of 13 primarily maintained at Trichy division have been converted with Uthkrisht standard coaches”, he added.
Trichy is the first division in Southern Railway to complete bio toilet fitment in all coaches. It is the second division in Indian Railways and first in SR to implement E-office, he stated. “Speed of Thanjavur–Ponmalai down line increased from 95 kmph to 110 kmph. CCTV-based rolling in examination has been introduced at Trichy junction. Foot over bridge (FOB) works at 19 stations are in progress”, he added.