Sold highest scrap over Indian railways
Western Railway is working towards to make all railway establishments scrap free under ‘Mission Zero Scrap’ in near future. It’s worth mentioning that in the Year 2019-20, WR sold Scrap of Rs. 533.37 crore, which was highest amongst all Zones of Indian Railways. In current financial year too, WR has sold Scrap worth Rs. 230.31 Crs, which is highest as on date, amongst all Railway Zones of Indian Railways.
According to a press release issued by Sumit Thakur- Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Rly, the scrap is generated out of periodic maintenance of tracks, Coaches, Wagon, Locomotives and bridges. Under Mission Zero Scrap, the scrap is sold within two months of generation of the same. It is a great achievement for Western Railway, that it has made all its workshops, 97% stations and 65% section and depots scrap free under this mission.
Thakur further added that, WR has set target of Zero abandoned structure, which includes, old staff quarters, service building, water tank by the end of financial year 2020-21. WR aims to dispose these structures on ‘as is where basis’ through e-auction. Till now, 4000 abandoned structures have been sold with remarkable earning of Rs. 7 Crores, besides a saving Rs. 6 Crores for their dismantling cost.