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In a letter, Railway Board said multi-disciplinary business units will be set up & ads will be released to publicise that such units are available & Railways is keen to attract new traffic.
Till now, only passenger trains in India were scheduled, while freight trains ran whenever they were loaded.
Ministry of Railways writes to zonal managers, stating that the railways must start competing with road transports who offer round-trip discounts on goods.
Transporting key raw materials from local mines has become difficult as freight and passenger trains jostle for space on the same tracks.