SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
REMARKABLE GROWTH IN SER’s FREIGHT LOADING
DURING THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS OF CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR
Kolkata, 5th August, 2021:
South Eastern Railway has loaded 64.96 Million Tonnes of originating Freight in the first four months i.e. April to July of the current financial year ( 2021-22), registering a growth of 42.08% in comparison to the corresponding period of last financial year.
There is also a rise of 49.44% in originating freight revenue in comparison to the first four months of the last fiscal. During April to July 2021, the revenue generation from originating freight loading is Rs 5327.54 crores against Rs. 3565.03 crores in same period of the previous year.
The main commodities of Freight loading during the first four months of 2021-22 were, Iron ore, Coal, Pig iron & Finished Steel, Cement, Fertilizer, Petroleum Products etc. SER has loaded 37.14 Million Tonnes of Iron ore during this period, which is 31% more than the corresponding period of previous fiscal.
In spite of the pandemic situation especially during the first two months of the current financial year, SER has continued with the freight transportation to keep the supply chain intact and has registered a steady growth both in loading and revenue generation.