RECORD GROWTH IN SER’S FREIGHT LOADING & EARNINGS
Kolkata, 19th March, 2014:
South Eastern Railway during the first eleven months (from April 2013 to February 2014) of the current fiscal has achieved a spectacular performance in freight traffic. It is also a significant aspect that S.E.Railway during this period has already surpassed the target fixed by the Railway Board.
During the period from April 2013 to February 2014 of the current financial year (2013-14), South Eastern Railway has loaded 121.71 million tonnes of freight as against 113.26 million tonnes loaded during the corresponding period of last year, thus registering a growth of 8.45 million tonnes i.e.7.46%.
The performance of S.E.Railway has been more remarkable because it has loaded 4.37 million tonnes more than the Railway Board’s laid down target till February, 2014 which is an increase of 3.72%.
The loading of the main commodity i.e. Iron Ore during the above period has been 67.66 million tonnes as against 61.50 million tonnes of Iron Ore loaded during the same period of last financial year i.e. a growth of 10.02%. S.E.Railway has also recorded a positive growth in loading of Coal, other raw materials to Steel Plant, Pig Iron & Finished Steel, Cement, Food Grains, Fertilizers and POL.
Earnings from freight traffic have recorded a growth of 15.76% during the first eleven months of the current financial year in comparison to the corresponding period of last year. During April to February of current financial year, SER has generated an earning of Rs 9093.28 crores from freight traffic as against Rs. 7855.45 crores earned from freight sector during the same period of last year.