SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SER SURGING AHEAD WITH ROBUST FREIGHT LOADING PERFORMANCE
Kolkata, 8th November, 2019:
South Eastern Railway is continuing to maintain the upward trend in its freight loading and earnings. During the first seven months of the current financial year i.e. April-October of 2019-20, South Eastern Railway has loaded 96.10 million tonnes of freight as against 88.38 million tonnes loaded during the corresponding period of last year, registering a growth of 8.74%. SER has also surpassed Railway Board’s proportionate target for the period by 4.94% by loading 4.52 million tonnes more than the target.
As a result of this growth in freight loading, South Eastern Railway has earned Rs. 8102.11 crores from freight sector during April-October of current fiscal, which is Rs. 1019.29 crores more than the corresponding period of last year, recording a growth of 14.39%.
The major components of freight loading during the above period were 54.53 million tonnes of Iron Ore, 19.79 million tonnes of Coal, 9.25 million tonnes of Pig-Iron & Finished Steel, 6.35 million tonnes of Cement etc. In the Iron Ore sector there is a growth of more than 16% in comparison to same period (April to October) of last year.