Mangaluru, Aug 03, 2022: A freight train carrying 90 odd loaded containers having 1,872 tonnes of Polypropylene (PP) granules was flagged off from the CONCOR siding at New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) today. This freight train is destined to Khodiyar in Ahmedabad.
This is a new stream of traffic handled by Railways from Mangaluru and more such consignment movements are expected on a regular basis.
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited, (MRPL), Container Corporation of India Limited, Southern Railway and Konkan Railway joined hands to make this a successful venture.
The PP granules sourced form Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited, (MRPL) is a byproduct of petroleum refining and are the raw materials for processing different plastic based materials such as plastic bags, containers, cups etc.
Shri Santhosh Kumar Jha - Director Operations and Commercial Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL), Shri B.H.V. Prasad- Executive Director, Project, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited-(MRPL), Shri K. Srinivasan - Group General Manager, Chennai Cluster, Container Corporation of India Limited-( CONCOR), Dr. Deepak Prabhakar- Group General Manager, Marketing, (MRPL), Shri B.B. Nikam - Regional Railway Manager, ( KRCL) and Shri Rajesh G.P. Station Manager Panambur were present during the flagging off.