No restrictions on Movement of Fertilisers throughout the rail network in the country says railway minister Piyush Goyal
Railways have reported that there is no restriction in
the movement of fertilisers to any part of the country within their network. In
fact the railways have loaded nearly two million tons of addition fertiliser
between April 1 and September 15 this year compared to the corresponding peirod
previous year, railway minister Piyush Goyal informed the Rajya sabha on
No restriction in booking of rakes for
movement of fertilisers
There is no restriction in booking of rakes for
movement of fertilisers. There is sufficient number of rakes available with
Railways for movement of fertilisers to various loading points across India.
Indian Railways has carried 24.26 Million Tonnes of fertilisers for the period
from 1st April, 2020 to 15th September, 2020, as against
22.58 Million Tonnes for the period from 1st April, 2019 to 15th
September, 2019 with an increase of 7.44 per cent.
60 works of rake point
of existing rake points and starting of new rake points in the country is a
need based ongoing process subject to commercial justification, operational
requirement, technical feasibility and resource availability. 60 works of rake
point improvement have been sanctioned by the railways at a cost of Rs. 1,975
Cr. Out of these 60 works, 31 works have been completed and others are in
various stages of execution, the minister said.