NFR achieves record scrap sale during last fiscal year

Maligaon, April 26 (MExN): Sale of scrap items are being undertaken in all divisions of NF Railway as per the “Zero Scrap Mission” of Indian Railways. To make the mission a success, Northeast Frontier Railway ensured that each Division, Workshop and Sheds are free from scrap material.

During the last fiscal year i.e.2023-24, NF Railway earned Rs 202.84 crore from scrap sale. With this selling of scrap, NF Railway has achieved the highest ever scrap sale record. This is an increase of 6.8% as compared to the scrap sale of Rs 189.92 crore during the financial year 2022-23.

During the drive under ‘Zero Scrap Mission’, NF Railway has sold 23553 MT scrap rails/p-way materials & 19192 MT of miscellaneous scrap items in the last fiscal year. NF Railway has also sold 26 diesel locomotives, 247 coaches and 284 wagons during the period.

The ‘Zero Scrap Mission’ drive has not only generated revenue for Indian Railways but will also create the space for accumulating other material including scrap. Under this mission, continuous monitoring is ensured to keep the stations, depots, sheds, workshops & sections scrap free. This monitoring has not only helped in surpassing the scrap sale target but also improved the aesthetics of stations, workplaces & surrounding areas. It has also helped to keep the railway premises clean and environment friendly, Sabyasachi De, Chief Public Relations Officer, NFR stated in a press release. 

Cancellation of trains

In view of the derailment of an engine of a goods train at KM 110/7 between Jatinga Lampur and New Harangajao station under the Lumding division of NF Railway, running of trains have been affected. Senior railway officials along with men and machinery are already at site for speedy restoration of train operation in that section. 

As a result of the derailment, few trains are being cancelled as given: 12507 Trivandrum-Silchar Express of April 30; 12508 Silchar-Trivandrum Express of April 25; 15616 Silchar-Guwahati Express of April 26.