As directed by the Railway Board, a Business Development Unit (BDU) has been shaped in Southern Railway to enhance deal with freight business. Similar models on the divisional ranges are additionally being arrange.

The BDU arrange by Southern Railway General Manager John Thomas may have N Sreekumar, Chief Freight Transportation Manager as convener. R Senthilkumar, Chief Commercial Manager (Freight Marketing), S Krishnamoorthy, Financial Advisor & Chief Accounts Officer /Traffic, and P Suresh, Chief Rolling Stock Engineer, will likely be members.

The focus of the BDU is to convey Railways nearer to business and commerce, and enhance the Railway’s share within the transportation wants of assorted sectors, together with non-bulk items site visitors. It will facilitate business, commerce representatives, and rail freight clients to get in contact with the Railways at applicable zonal and divisional ranges. It will even assist in the expeditious clearance of their proposals for freight motion, which is able to profit each the business and the Railways, the discharge mentioned.

The BDU members will provoke steps to entice new streams of site visitors by interacting with commerce and business at frequent intervals; to perceive the prevailing sample of products transportation and discover the potential of attracting further freight site visitors to Railways. The BDU will even function a nodal level for fast operationalisation of latest site visitors proposals after due evaluation.

Southern Railway serves six ports, and sectors, together with cement, thermal energy and metal. The Indian Railways has launched many coverage initiatives to entice rail freight site visitors tailor-made to go well with particular business wants. Over the following few weeks, the BDU members will likely be in contact with all stakeholders, the discharge mentioned.