Despite sluggish activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 9.765 million tons of goods were loaded in the Guntakal Railway Division in the 2020-21 financial year. Although the division was 9.58% lower compared to 10.64 million tonnes in the previous fiscal year, it had sales of £ 605.57 billion.
The division improved infrastructure facilities and increased capacity on some fronts during the fiscal year hit by the lockdown due to the COVID19 pandemic, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Alok Tiwari told the media here on Friday.
The infrastructure development that the division achieved included doubling the route with electrification in 29.685 km between Taticherla and Garladinne, Chigicherla-Zangalapalle stations, and doubling the electrification work on the Edduladoddi-Pendekallu section as part of the doubling of Guntur-Guntakal.
198 special trains are currently running through the Guntakal division compared to 337 trains (daily + not daily + passenger) in the period before the COVID. The DRM announced that passenger trains would be gradually reintroduced in accordance with the guidelines of the Railway Committee.
One of the most important achievements is the commissioning of the electronic interlocking panel at Gooty on July 12th last year.
With the constant efforts of the Business Development Unit to operate new traffic in both the goods and parcel segments, major initiatives such as Doodh Duronto, Kisan Rail and Happy Banana Reefer generated sales of 149.027 billion at Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) . GBP scored).
“The department used the closure as an opportunity to increase safety by removing unmanned level crossings (15) and to improve the efficiency of the infrastructure through maintenance work. This was made possible by building 12 streets under bridges (RUBs), 2 streets over bridges (ROBs) and a direct closure, ”added Alok Tiwari.