India: railway holds talks with cement industry

India: railway holds talks with cement industry
Published: 30 March 2016

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Ravindra Gupta, general manager of South Central Railway (SCR), met with the domestic cement industry to assure them of all possible help from the railways to improve the movement of cement by rail. 

The general manager advised representatives of UltraTech Cement, Vasavadatta, Kesoram, Vikat Sagar, Manikgarh, Ramco, My Home, India Cements, JayPee, Pennar, Zuari Cements to use the concessions offered by railways in notified Empty Flow Direction routes and plans drawn for short and long lead distances.

The meeting was held on Monday at Rail Nilayam in Secunderabad to discuss plans and strategies to improve cement transport and increase the share of rail transport in cement distribution. Representatives from the cement industry explained their needs to the rail company in terms of operating and commercial support. Issues raised included freight discount schemes and settlement of claims. They expressed confidence that, the share of cement loading on railways will see an increase in the ensuing period.