Notably, the Railways previous best scrap sale was Rs4409cr in 2009-10.
The Railways Ministry said, "Indian Railways makes all-out efforts to optimally utilise resources by mobilising scrap materials and sale through e-auction."
According to the ministry, generation and sales of unserviceable/scrap railway material is an ongoing process and is monitored at the highest level in Zonal Railways and Railway Board. Railway administration makes all-out efforts to mobilise scrap materials and sale through e-auction. In construction projects, scrap is normally generated in Gauge Conversion projects. Released Permanent Way items being offered for scrap are not reusable on track. These are disposed off under the Codal provisions of Railways.