Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has said that indigenisation of all container traffic on Dedicated Freight Corridors needs to be promoted on a mission mode to ensure self-reliant India. He said, the domestic industry is capable of manufacturing such containers. While reviewing the progress of various sections on East and West corridors, Mr. Goyal said, last mile connectivity and feeder routes need to be completed simultaneously.
Meanwhile, the Ministry said that Indian Railways is now operating 65 per cent of Mail-Express Trains as compared to pre- COVID period. Presently, 1,138 Mail and Express trains are being operated every day as compared to 1,768 Mail and Express trains during pre-COVID time.