Government launches Indian Railways Freight Business Development Portal

Government launches Indian Railways Freight Business Development Portal

News: The Ministry of Railways has launched Freight Business Development Portal.

Facts:

  • Freight Business Development Portal: It is an exclusive portal to promote and develop the railways freight business.
  • Key Features:
    • It ensures that all operations stay customer centric, reduce the costs for logistics providers, provide online tracking facilities for suppliers and also simplify the process of goods transportation.
    • It aims to replace physical processes with online ones to minimize the need of human to human interaction.
    • The portal has a focus on ease of doing business and to bring more transparency and to provide professional support.

Need for the Portal:

  • Indian Railways is the backbone of the country’s logistics sector the portal will improve the logistics capacity of the Railways to the next level.
  • Indian Railways embraced a “Freight on Priority” policy to push for aggressive customer-centric approach. The portal will expand the policy further.

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