SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SER SURPASSES FREIGHT LOADING TARGET
IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
Kolkata, 5thNovember, 2020:
South Eastern Railway, in the month of October, 2020 has loaded 16.48 million tonnes of freight as against 14.00 million tonnes loaded in October, 2019 registering a growth of 17.71%. With this loading performance, SER has also surpassed the target of 14.65 million tonnes of freight loading fixed for the month of October 2020 by loading 1.83 million tonnes more than the target.
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, crossing the loading target fixed by Railway Board.
The main commodities of freight loading of SER were Iron Ore, Coal, Pig Iron & Finished Steel, Cement, Food Grains, Fertiliser etc.
Revenue generation from freight loading in October of current financial year (2020-21) has been Rs 1404.24 crores as against Rs 1190.65 crores in October of last fiscal registering a growth of 17.94%.
A number of concession/discount is being given by SER to make freight movement attractive through railways. With a view to attract new business, senior officers of SER have been regularly holding meeting with representative of different industries and freight customers. The formation of Business Development Units at Zonal and Divisional levels and increase in speed of freight trains have also contributed to the growth of freight loading.