NFR records improvement of operating efficiency



GUWAHATI: NF Railway has made considerable improvement in operational efficiency during past one year adopting a policy of optimal utilisation of available resources.

As indicated by four different parameters, the utilisation of available resources like train engines and wagons have improved leading to overall improvement of performance, informs an official statement here on Wednesday.

The total train engine kilometres (TTEK), which reflect the amount of total traffic moved have increased from 20.92 in 2017-18 to 22.58 in 2018-19 (till October).

Similarly, the engine kilometre per engine day (EKE) – which is the representative value of the total kilometre an engine is run on an average – has also improved from 337 to 390 during the same period.

These two figures read in conjunction with one another are reflective of overall improvement in mobility.

On the other hand, the utilisation of wagons for carrying goods has also recorded improvement as reflected in improvement of net tonne kilometers (NTKM) per wagon per day, the statement said.

It may be noted that NTKM reflects the average net weight of goods carried by one wagon every day multiplied by the value of distance travelled by the wagon. The NTKM recorded an improvement from 5253 in 2017-18 to 5908 in 2018-19 (till October).

During the period, the average net load carried by each goods train in NF Railway has also increased from 1340 tonnes to 1371 tonnes.

During the same period, the average distance run by each wagon has also increased from 159 to 175. The cumulative effect of all these has resulted in increase of average speed of goods train from 25.8 kmph to 27.2 kmph during the same period, the statement said.

“This achievement has been appreciated in the principal officers meeting of NF Railway held recently and it was resolved to continue the efforts to achieve maximum earnings with the same strategy,” NFR chief public relations officer, PJ Sharma, said.


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