GROWTH IN SER’s FREIGHT LOADING AND EARNINGS
Kolkata, 11th March, 2013
During the first eleven months i.e. April-February of the current financial year (2012-13), South Eastern Railway has loaded 113.26 million tonnes of freight as against 106.73 million tonnes loaded during the corresponding period of last year thus registering a growth of 6.53 million tonnes i.e. 6.12%.
The performance of S.E.Railway is more remarkable because it has loaded 6.32 million tonnes more than the Railway Board’s laid down target till February, 2013 which is an increase of 5.91%
The loading of the main commodity i.e. Iron Ore during the above period has been 61.50 million tonnes as against 56.49 million tonnes of Iron Ore loaded during the same period of last financial year i.e. a growth of 8.87%.
S.E.Railway has also recorded a positive growth in loading of Coal, other raw materials to steel plants, Pig Iron & Finished Steel, Cement, Food grains & Fertilizers.
Earnings from freight traffic have recorded a considerable jump of 10.44% during the first eleven months of the current financial year in comparison to the corresponding period of last year. During April to February of the current financial year, SER has earned Rs. 7855.45 crores from freight traffic as against Rs.7113.09 crores earned from freight sector during the same period of last year.