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Railways' CONCOR begins coastal operations

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Ministry of Railways' public sector unit, Ltd (CONCOR) undertook its maiden coastal journey on Thursday from Port to

The voyage for the PSU was flagged off by two union ministers, and Piyush Goyal, from here at the Bhawan through remote control.

"The Railways has introduced many new reforms in the last four-and-a-half years. This is another first in the series of reforms," said Railways

Among the reforms, he cited the production of Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches, leading to "replacement of all old coaches" and government's undertaking of electrification of the entire

"The new indigenous built Train 18, under Make in initiative, will soon be flagged off on New Delhi-route.

"This new service started today by CONCOR will also be very profitable for the freight movement to send goods to different locations in a cost-effective manner and will also reduce the load on railways and road," he added.

of Shipping said: "I'm glad to see this modal shift in the logistics chain."

-- IANS

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 20:56 IST
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