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SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY ACHIEVES HIGHEST EVER FREIGHT LOADING
Kolkata, 18thApril, 2017
South Eastern Railway during the financial year 2016-17 has loaded 147.73 million tonnes of freight which is 13.44 million tonnes more than last year (2015-16) registering a growth of 10.01%. As a result of this excellent performance in freight sector, South Eastern Railway has surpassed the previous highest loading of 134.29 million tonnes achieved in 2015-16.
South Eastern Railway has also surpassed Railway Board’s freight loading target of 141.75 million tonnes for 2016-17 by loading 4.22% more than the target.
The loading of Iron Ore during 2016-17 was 85.65 million tonnes which witnessed a growth of 16.01% in comparison to previous year. The other major components of freight loading were 25.12 million tones of Coal, 15.52 million tonnes of Pig Iron & Finished Steel, 10.55 million tonnes of Cement etc.
As a result of this record breaking freight loading, South Eastern Railway generated freight earnings of Rs 11168.08 crores in 2016-17 which is Rs 793.63 crores more than the previous financial year (2015-16) registering a growth of 7.65%.