The Indian Railways has successfully put into motion Mission Raftaar (speed) to accelerate the movement of freight to meet the increasing demand for essential commodities’ transportation in an efficient manner. These trains run by the north eastern railways during the pandemic are being called the Crack trains.
These freight trains operate nonstop between the originating point and the destination, resulting in prioritized and swift transportation of goods. In the last three months alone, NER has operated around 1,590 Crack trains transporting grains, sugar, salt and petroleum products to different parts of the country.
“Though the concept is not new but yes we are executing it thoroughly and this has made a big difference. In July and August, our division ferried more than 1000 Crack trains. Among these, the longest one was from Chhapra to Roza, covering the distance of 572 km within 10 hours.