Western Railway is committed to making all railway establishments scrap free under ‘Mission Zero Scrap’ in near future.
It’s worth mentioning that in the Year 2019-20, WR sold Scrap of Rs. 533.37 crore, which was highest amongst all Zones of Indian Railways. Under the dynamic leadership & able guidance of Shri Alok Kansal- General Manager of Western Railway, in the current financial year too, WR has sold Scrap worth Rs. 230.31 Crs, which is highest as on date, amongst all Railway Zones of Indian Railways.
According to a press release issued by Shri Sumit Thakur- Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Rly, the scrap is generated out of periodic maintenance of tracks, Coaches, Wagon, Locomotives, and bridges. Under Mission Zero Scrap, the scrap is sold within two months of the generation of the same. It is a great achievement for Western Railway, that it has made all its workshops, 97% stations, and 65% section and depots scrap free under this mission.
Shri Thakur further added that WR has set a target of Zero abandoned structure, which includes, old staff quarters, service building, water tank by the end of the financial year 2020-21. WR aims to dispose of these structures on ‘as is where basis’ through e-auction. Till now, 4000 abandoned structures have been sold with remarkable earning of Rs. 7 Crores, besides a saving Rs. 6 Crores for their dismantling cost.