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SER’s Business Devpt Attracts New Freight Traffic

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SER's Business Development Unit

Sumedha Chaudhury 

SER’s Business Development Unit: The main objective of setting up such a Business Development Unit is to fetch new  traffic by making rail transport  as more competitive than other transportation modes.

Ranchi, Aug 22
South Eastern Railway has already set up Business Development Unit (BDU) at its zonal headquarters, Kolkata headed by Chief Freight Transportation Manager along with functional units at its four divisions including Kharagpur, Adra, Ranchi and Chakradharpur under Senior Divisional Operations Manager, informed a SER press release on Friday.

The main objective of setting up such a Business Development Unit is to fetch new  traffic by making rail transport  as more competitive than other transportation modes. This Unit is regularly meeting with different Chambers of Commerce and trade bodies to apprise of various discounts schemes to attract customers for transportation of their goods traffic by rail.

The Business Development Unit is also taking into consideration new proposals, schemes and suggestions submitted by the different freight aggregators, new customers, trade bodies and logistics companies.  Indian Railways has already liberalized various   policies as a part of on-going ease of business and offering various discount schemes to attract the freight customers, added the press release.

South Eastern Railway meanwhile has already achieved significant development in the sectors of Cement loading started from Dalmia Cement in Salboni.Sand Loading from Radhanagar, Steel and Slag Loading from Bandhdih, Short Lead Traffic from Rourkela Steel Plant and Tata Steel Long Products in Gamharia, Fly Ash Loading from Tatanagar, Quartzite Loading from Birarajpur, Ballast Loading from Gunda Bihar and Loading of Stone Chips from Gola Road, according to the press release.

SER’s Business Development Unit: Apart from these, development in other sectors is afoot. They are Coal loading from Bankura and Barpalli, Steel loading from Chaurasi and Barbil, Loading of Containers from Rourkela and Tata CRT, Clinker and Slag Loading  from Haldia Port, Loading of Pig Iron from Rashmi Metaliks Siding at Nimpura to Paradeep, as per the press release.      New Customers, Freight Aggregators, Trade Bodies and Logistic Companies may come forward with any query, suggestion or even a new proposal/scheme to uniquely designed single window clearance to “ The Co-ordinator, Business Development Unit”, South Eastern Railway Headquarters, 11, Garden Reach Road, Kolkata-700043, M-9002080903 or email to dcomfoisser@gmail.com, mentioned the press release.

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