Secunderabad Division develops Manikgarh new goods shed within a month
The Secunderabad division of the South Central Railways has developed an additional line for facilitating freight loading at Manikgarh new goods shed, within 30 days
HYDERABAD: Reflecting the proactive approach towards customer facilitation, the Secunderabad division of the South Central Railways (SCR) has developed an additional line for facilitating freight loading at Manikgarh new goods shed, in a record time within 30 days of receiving the proposal. The shed has generated Rs. 60 crores of freight revenue in a month from iron ore loading.
The goods shed, situated 2.15 km from the Manikgarh station, was opened for traffic on March 3, 2023. With the successful marketing of the Business Development Unit (BDU) of the Secunderabad Division, a new commodity, Iron Ore is being loaded from the goods shed. The BDU team has been continuously interacting with the freight customers in the region, exploring the possibility of increasing loading from the new shed.
Developing the additional line
The Secunderabad team immediately undertook the task of developing additional line. The existing line was extended further to accommodate two rakes simultaneously. Necessary work like formation, ballasting, tamping, and track linking was carried out meticulously. Further, a loading platform was also developed for facilitating stacking as well as loading of the material. All these works were carried out within 30 days of receiving the proposal from the division.
With the creation of the new infrastructure, the divisional BDU team continued with their efforts leading to the first rake being loaded from the newly extended line. The rake was loaded with 4,083 tonnes of iron ore destined for Kakinada Port.
Arun Kumar Jain, general manager, SCR appreciated the DRM Secunderabad division along with his BDU team as well operating and commercial team of headquarters for taking swift action for attracting new traffic and facilitating increasing loading from the station