SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY CONTINUES TO MAINTAIN HIGH MOMENTUM IN FREIGHT LOADING
Kolkata, 4th March, 2021:
South Eastern Railway in the month of February, 2021 has loaded 15.7 million tonnes of freight as against 14.95 million tonnes loaded in February, 2020 registering a growth of 5%. During February 2021, Chakradharpur Division has achieved remarkable loading of 12.34 million tones.
Revenue generation from freight loading in February, 2021 of the current financial year (2020-21) has been Rs. 1369.31 crores as against Rs. 1261.1 crores in February of last fiscal, registering a growth of 8.58%.
During the first eleven months i.e April 2020 to February 2021 of current financial year (2020-21), SER has loaded 157.57 million tonnes of freight as against 156.73 million tonnes loaded during the corresponding period of last financial year.
The COVID-19 pandemic affected the freight loading performance of South Eastern Railway during the first quarter of the current financial year. In spite of nationwide lockdown, SER has continued with the freight transportation to keep the supply chain steady. With gradual improvement in overall situation, freight service of SER has bounced back.
The main commodities of freight loading of SER were Iron Ore, Coal, Pig Iron & Finished Steel, Cement, Food Grains, Fertiliser etc.
A number of concessions /discounts are being given by S E Railway to make freight movement by railways attractive. Strong emergence of Business Development Units in Headquarters & Divisions, constant dialogue with the industry & logistic service providers, faster speed etc are adding to the robust growth of freight business for the Railways.