SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
OUTSTANDING GROWTH IN SER’s EARNINGS FROM
FREIGHT & PASSENGER TRAFFIC
Kolkata, 5th April, 2018
South Eastern Railway has achieved an outstanding improvement in freight and passenger earnings in the financial year 2017-18. The freight earnings have registered a growth of 8.01% while passenger earnings have increased by 5.37 % in 2017-18 in comparison to 2016-17.
During 2017-18, South Eastern Railway has generated earnings of Rs.12062.77 crores from originating freight traffic as against Rs.11168.08 crores earned from freight traffic during the previous financial year 2016-2017, thus recording a significant jump of Rs. 894.69 crores i.e. a growth of 8.01 %.
The increase in freight earnings has been made possible due to highest ever loading of 150.76 million tonnes of freight in 2017-18 as against 147.73 million tonnes loaded during 2016-17, registering a growth of 2.05 %.
South Eastern Railway’s earnings from Passenger Traffic during the financial year 2017-18 has also gone up by 5.37% in comparison to the last fiscal.SER earned Rs.2030.32 crores from Passenger Traffic during financial year 2017-18 as against Rs. 1926.87crores earned from Passenger Traffic during 2016-17.Out of total Passenger Earnings of Rs. 2030.32 crores, earnings from Suburban Passengers were Rs 105.80 crores while earnings from Non Suburban Passengers were Rs.1924.52 crores. The total number of passengers carried during 2017-18 financial year was 259.62 million.