SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
GROWTH IN SER’s FREIGHT EARNINGS
Kolkata, 6thSeptember, 2018:
During the first five months i.e. April-August of current financial year (2018-19), South Eastern Railway has earned Rs. 5064.07 crores from originating freight traffic which is Rs. 328.30 crores more than the corresponding period of last year i.e. 2017-18 thus registering a growth of 6.93%.
This growth in freight earnings has been possible due to increase in freight loading during the above period. South Eastern Railway’s total freight loading during April-August of the current financial year has been 62.41 million tonnes as against 61.13 million tonnes loaded during the corresponding period of last year recording a growth of 2.09 %.
In the month of August, 2018, South Eastern Railway loaded 13.06 million tonnes of freight surpassing the target of 12.80 million tonnes.This volume of traffic is ever highest in the month of August during the preceding years.
Coal loading during April-August of the current financial year has been 13.90 million tonnes which is a growth of 56% in comparison to the corresponding period of last year. The other major components of freight loading during the above period were 32.37 million tonnes of Iron Ore, 6.36 million tonnes of Pig-Iron & Finished Steel, 4.69 million tonnes of Cement etc.