HUBBALLI: South Western Railway is poised to load 46.5 Million Tonnes of originating freight loading in 2017-18. In order to achieve the same, a Freight customer meet was held on 23.06.2017 at General Manager’s Office of South Western Railway, Hubballi. Major Freight Customers viz. JSW Steel Ltd., Toranagallu; Mormugao Port Trust and representatives from major cement, fertilizer, Container and sugar industry have participated in the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Shri A.K. Gupta, General Manager, South Western Railway. Also Shri G. John Prasad, Chief Operations Manager, Shri K.S. Prasad, Chief Commercial Manager, Traffic and Commercial officers of South Western Railway have attended the meet.
Various freight incentive schemes viz. Long Term Tariff Contract, Station to Station Rates and Short Lead Concession, etc. available for the freight customers were explained to the customers to enable them to avail benefits under these schemes. Customers have expressed the assistance required from railways on various day-to-day issues. General Manager has assured all possible assistance to the customers and emphasized to move more traffic by railways as it is one of the non-polluting environment friendly mode of transportation.