SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
NEPALESE DELEGATION VISITS S E RAILWAY HEADQUARTERS
Kolkata, 16th July, 2014 :
A high level Nepalese Delegation led by Mr. Narayan Gopal Malego, Secretary for Commerce and Supplies, Govt. of Nepal visited South Eastern Railway Headquarters, Garden Reach today(16.07.2014) and met the General Manager, South Eastern Railway, Shri Radhey Shyam. Mr.Chandra Kumar Ghimire, Consul General, Mr.Surendra Thapa, Dy.Consul General and some other delegates of Nepal Govt. were in the delegation.
The delegation had an interactive meeting with the General Manager, South Eastern Railway, Shri Radhey Shyam and other principal Heads of Departments. Shri Radhey Shyam, GM/SER highlighted the activities of SER for better appreciation and understanding on the working of SERailway.General Manager also gave an overall view of loading activities of South Eastern Railway and spoke about the importance of carrying out trade and business with neighbouring countries like Nepal. Mr.Narayan Gopal Malego, Secretary for Commerce & Supplies, Govt. of Nepal appreciated the development made by South Eastern Railway and sought co-operation from South Eastern Railway for movement of traffic between two countries via Raxaul and Birgunj.
The Nepalese delegation requested the South Eastern Railway for assured and timely supply of rakes bound for Nepal against indents at various loading points in SER.Shri Radhey Shyam assured the delegation that there is no problem or shortage of wagons but at times there are restrictions imposed at Raxaul & Birganj due to constraints which affects the movement of cargo towards Nepal.However, SER has been supplying rakes for Nepal loading and will continue to do so.The main commodities loaded and moved by SER towards Nepal are steel, slag, fertilizer, imported coal, cement and containers.These commodities are loaded from Haldia, Tatanagar, Bokaro, Jharsuguda and Kalunga.
The meeting was attended by Shri G. K. Mohanty, Chief Operations Manager, Shri S.K.Das, Chief Commercial Manager, Shri P.Dansana, Chief Freight Transportation Manager and Shri B.K.Jain, Secretary to General Manager, South Eastern Railway.
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