SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
REMARKABLE GROWTH IN SER’s FREIGHT EARNINGS AND LOADING
Kolkata, 9th March, 2018
South Eastern Railway during the first eleven months of the current financial year 2017-18 i.e. from April 2017 to February 2018 has achieved a remarkable improvement in freight earnings. During the above period, South Eastern Railway has generated earnings of Rs. 10918.49 crores from originating freight traffic as against Rs. 10059.03 crores earned from freight traffic during the corresponding period of last financial year (2016-2017), thus recording a remarkable jump of Rs. 859.46 crores i.e. a growth of 8.54%.
This remarkable growth in earnings has been possible as this Railway has loaded 136.92 million tonnes of freight during April 2017 – February 2018 as against 133.80 million tonnes loaded during the corresponding period of last financial year, thus registering a growth of 2.33%. The loading of the main commodity i.e. Iron Ore during the above period has been 78.68 million tonnes while the loading of Coal has been 24.12 million tonnes. The other major commodities of loading were Raw Materials to Steel Plants, Pig Iron & Finished Steel, Cement, Food Grains, Fertilizers, POL etc.