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Sep 21 (16:30) CR’s Bhiwandi Road station dispatches 28,524 packages of parcel in its first week of operation. (
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Sep 21 2020 (16:30)
Station Tag: Bhiwandi Road/BIRD added by Forever Railfan/248735
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CR’s Bhiwandi Road station dispatches 28,524 packages of parcel in its first week of operation.
As a part of the Business Development Unit (BDU) set up by Railways at Zonal and Divisional level, Central Railway has taken many initiatives to boost the freight and parcel loading by providing seamless and affordable connectivity to industry. The opening of Bhiwandi Road station for goods and parcels is o­ne initiative taken by BDU to boost freight traffic in Railways.
A New Parcel & Goods shed was opened at Bhiwandi Road railway station to handle the cargo
parcel trains and goods trains. This initiative has met with a tremendous response. A total of 86.85 tonnes of parcel were dispatched o­n the first parcel train o­n 10.09.2020. Subsequently 111.40 tonnes of parcel were sent o­n 13.9.2020. o­n 16.9.2020, 122.70 tonnes of parcel were sent. o­n 18.9.2020, 106.48 tonnes of parcel were sent. This will be attached to Kisan Rail and sent to Danapur/Patna.
A total of 28,524 packages weighing 427.43 tonnes which included furniture, refrigerators, electronic items, food items, food products, medicines and cosmetics of popular brands like Godrej, o­nida, LG, Bajaj, Parle-G, Hindustan Lever, Del-Monte etc have been transported to various parts of the country from Bhiwandi Road station.
Bhiwandi Road railway station o­n Mumbai Division lies o­n the Vasai-Diva-Panvel route of CR. It is the connecting point of the North-South railway traffic and also connects the JNPT port with Railways. A halt station to more than 50 trains, Bhiwandi Road station has 5 platforms and all facilities like booking windows, waiting hall, PRS booking, station parking etc. for the benefit of passengers.
Bhiwandi is an industrial town and a textile and warehousing hub. Many e-commerce companies like Amazon, Flipkart, Reliance, Snapdeal, and FedEx have branches in the town.
The opening of Bhiwandi Road station for goods and parcel traffic has multiple advantages like proximity to Mumbai and Thane city, better connectivity by rail to North-South and JNPT port, suitable warehousing and e-commerce facilities and adequate parking space for trucks and tempos. This will not o­nly boost railway revenue but also help generate job opportunities for local people.
Central Railway will play a big role in changing the face of Bhiwandi from a halt station to a Commercial Centre.
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