The commercial branch of the Guntur division organized a consumer meet at the Divisional Railway Manager’s office here on Tuesday, 23rd April 2013.
It was presided over by DRM Mr. N.K. Prasad and attended by senior officials and executives of India Cements, Deccan Cements, Penna Cements, Bhavya Cements, and Jindal Cements from Guntur, Nalgonda, and Kurnool districts.
Addressing the participants, Mr. Prasad said goods earnings contributed to a large portion of the division’s earnings and promised to develop facilities for loading of freights, mostly cement. He reviewed the loading patterns customer-wise and commodity-wise and listed the facilities to be provided at the goods terminals.
Representatives of the cement firms and other businesses thanked the DRM and his officials for giving advance intimation on the supply of rakes and solving their troubles.
They sought reduction in cargo and demurrage charges, more free time for loading clinker, doing away with weighing of loaded rakes before preparation of railway receipts, and rolling stock of good quality.