With focus on new areas of freight traffic, the South Central Railway (SCR) transported the first fly-ash rake from Singareni Thermal Power Plant located near Jaipur Mandal of Mancheriyal District and earned a revenue of Rs 26,12,754 for the first trip.
The rake was transported from Telangana’s Singareni Thermal Power Plant to ACC premises at Wadi in Karnataka. The loading, which commenced on August 24 was completed within 24 hours. The rake is being loaded to ACC, Wadi which is about 430 kilometres from the Singareni Thermal Power Plant.
This freight train consists of 57 BCCW wagons and transported 3876 metric tonnes of flyash. The SCR officials said that the initiative will not only generate additional loading and revenue to the railways, but it is also an environmentally friendly means of transporting Fly Ash.
“Previously the fly-ash was transported through lorries by road which was causing environmental pollution. The newly set-up Business Development Unit of Secunderabad Division has played a crucial role in bringing this new traffic to the Railways.
I appeal to all the prospective customers to avail this facility,” said SCR general manager Gajanan Mallya. In this direction, SCR has already set up Business Development Units at both Zonal and Divisional levels.