“Railways to increase its Freight Basket” – says Shri Narendra, DRM, North Western Railways

No. PR – 148

November 24th, 2021

New Delhi

“Railways to increase its Freight Basket” – says Shri Narendra, DRM, North Western Railways

PHDCCI-Rajasthan Chapter organized a Webinar on “Freight Incentives by Railways for Industries with North Western Railways” on 24th November 2021.

In his welcome address Shri Digvijay Dhabriya, Chair, PHDCCI-Rajasthan Chapter informed that PHD Chamber has been taking numerous initiative and policy advocacy measures for improving Ease of Doing Business, Reduction in cost of Doing Business and providing a level playing field for the industry so that Indian Economy can grow and achieve the target of USD 5 trillion given by our Hon’ble Prime Minister. He observed that logistic cost in India is over 14% as compare to 3-4% in China adversely affecting the industry and exports from India. There is need to reduce the logistic cost and transportation through Railway network can help reducing the freight cost with the proactive approach and incentive schemes offered by Railways.

Speaking as Chief Guest Mr. Narendra, Divisional Railway Manager, North Western Railway outlined the various measures being taken by Railways for increasing its Freight Basket with focus on service and providing competitive freight solutions to trade and industry with the ultimate objective of facilitating growth of Indian economy. Railway offers environmental friendly, energy efficient, time bound, consistent and reliable mode of Cost effective transportation. With its pro-active and customer friendly approach and flexible fare systems, Railway is aggressively working to cater to large cross section of trade and industry in the State. A robust infrastructure system has been put in place in the form of various loading sites at strategic locations in Rajasthan to provide booking and loading facilities every 40 to 50 KM distance to cater to the needs of the industry, Mr. Narendra added. Various freight incentives schemes brought out by Railways were presented during the webinar. Mr. Narendra further informed that the booking and payment systems have been made online and there is no need to go to station for booking of goods.

Mr. Sunil Gupta, Chief General Manager, CONCOR informed about the various facilities created by Concor for domestic and export consignments at different locations in the State. He further informed that 2 new multi-model logistic parks are being by develop by Concor at Phulera and Jodhpur and facilities at Mandalgarh has been recently opened to cater to the requirement of Bhilwara and Bijoria areas. New innovative schemes like First Mile Last Mile Service, Volume Discount Schemes etc. have been launched. From different loading locations daily services to major ports of India and other domestic locations are made available by Concor. In order to ease out availability of containers Concor has been in touch with various shipping lines and offered substantial discount on freight as a result of which more than 35000 containers have been made available.

Mr. Sourabh Gupta, Director, Agrasen Prime Overseas Pvt Ltd., Mr. Amit Choudhary, Co-Chair, PHDCCI-Rajasthan Chapter & Director, DD Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Sumer Singh Shekhawat, Co-Chair, PHDCCI-Rajasthan Chapter & CEO, Bhagwati Plastic and Pipe Industries, Mr. Arun Jain, MD, Premier Bars Ltd & Mr. Rajat Mathur, Partner, Credence International share the industry perspective and wish list for promoting transportation of goods through Railways.

The Webinar was supported by M/s Dhabriya Polywood Ltd, M/s DD Pharmaceuticals Ltd. M/s Ambika Technoplast Pvt Ltd. & Agrasen Prime Overseas Pvt Ltd.

This session of PHDCCI was also supported by Multani Pharmaceuticals Limited ;P G Industry ;Uflex Ltd ;DLF Limited ;Continental Carriers Pvt LTD. ;Belair Travel & Cargo Pvt. Ltd. ;MMG Group ;Jindal Steel & Power ;Radico Khaitan Ltd. | Paramount Communications ;Superior Industries Limited ;JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. ;SMC Investments and Advisors Ltd. ;Sage Group Ltd. | AYUSH Herbs Pvt Ltd ; Comtech Interio ;R E Rogers ;Apeejay Stya Group ;Ease my Trip ;DCM Shriram Industries Ltd. ;Blossom Kochhar Beauty Products Pvt Ltd ;Oswal Grentech Ltd. | MV Cotspin Ltd ;Synergy Environics Ltd. ;Ajit Industries Pvt Ltd ;P S BEDI & Co. ;Indian Farmer & Fertilizers Corporation Ltd ;Jindal Steel ;Hindware Sanitary ;Modern Auto mobiles


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PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry