Indian Railways to help boost cement import from Pakistan

Indian Railways to help boost cement import from Pakistan
Published: 28 July 2008

Indian Railways is planning to scale up transport of cement from Pakistan to help raise local supplies and tame price pressures, the state-run utility said in a statement on Friday.
 
"In a move to meet the shortage of cement in the domestic market thereby keeping its price under check, Indian Railways is facilitating the import of cement from Pakistan through Attari border (in Punjab) in a big way," it said.
 
At present, two rakes per day are being exchanged which will be gradually increased to three rakes per day subject to adequate traffic demands, Railways said.
 
India has imported 173,000t of cement from Pakistan by rail during the April-June quarter, it said.