Mumbai, 31st July, 2021
WESTERN RAILWAY CROSSED Rs. 100 CRORE MARK IN SCRAP SALE DURING CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR
Photo Caption: Two views of scrap loading from various railway units/ workshops over Western Railway for disposal & sale.
Western Railway is committed to make all its railway establishments and units, scrap free under the “Mission Zero Scrap”.Under the dynamic leadership & valuable guidance of Shri Alok Kansal – General Manager of Western Railway, in the current financial year, Western Railway has crossed the big figure of Rs 100 crore by scrap sale.
According to a press release issued by Shri Sumit Thakur – Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, it is worthwhile to mention that despite the uncertain and difficult time of COVID-19 pandemic, Western Railway not only achieved the onerous task of scrap sale target of Rs. 410 crores in the financial year 2020-21, but also surpassed it by a substantial margin of 20%. Western Railway sold scrap worth Rs. 491.04 crores in 2020-21, making it highest amongst all Zonal Railways &Production Units of Indian Railways.
Shri Thakur added that in the past three years, Western Railway has been consistently selling scrap of approx. Rs 500 crores which has helped in monetization of blocked funds and consequent revenue generation. Continuing with its march of Mission Zero Scrap, Western Railway became the first Railway to cross first milestone of Rs.100 Crs on 30th July, 2021 by selling scrap worth Rs.102.32 crores till 30th of July 2021. Under the directives of General Manager Shri Kansal and Principal Chief Materials Manager Shri D.K. Shrivastava, Western Railway has set its target to make the Zonal Railway completely scrap free & aims to achieve 100% scrap free status at all its workplaces by the end of current year.