SCR surpasses 100 million tonnes of freight loading
The zone has loaded a record 100.236 Million Tonnes (MTs) up to January 9, 2022, which was almost 11.5 MTs more than the same period last year
HYDERABAD: The South Central Railway (SCR) has surpassed the important milestone of loading more than 100 million tonnes of freight in the current fiscal year on January 9, 2022.
The zone has loaded a record 100.236 Million Tonnes (MTs) up to January 9, 2022, which was almost 11.5 MTs more than the same period last year. The zone achieved this milestone in the shortest time (9 months and 9 days) in any fiscal year.
Importantly, this was also the fastest time achieved by the Zone to surpass 100 MTs in freight loading achieving the milestone in 284 days compared to the previous best of 306 days achieved during 2018-19.
SCR's freight earnings also set a record high of Rs. 9,755 Cr. These earnings increased by almost 24 percent when compared to the previous fiscal year's freight revenue of Rs 7,870 crores.
The freight loading increase rebound was witnessed across the freight segment, with all commodities experiencing greater loading levels during the current fiscal year compared to the previous fiscal year. The consignment is composed of 50.35 MTs of coal (17.7%), 26 MTs of cement (5%), 5 MTs of fertilisers (23%), and 18.76 MTs of miscellaneous commodities (11%).
The zone had taken many significant initiatives to attract new commodities to rail transportation while also bolstering the present freight basket. While the terminal handling freight flow was constantly being enhanced, the movement of the fright trains is also being regularly monitored to assure timely delivery of the goods.
Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager of South Central Railway, praised the SCR Operations and Commercial Team for their outstanding performance in reaching the 100 million tonne record in freight loading. He added that the zone's excellent performance in terms of freight loading was due to the establishment of business development units throughout the zone, as well as policy reforms and new initiatives. He asked the SCR team to maintain the same tempo for the remainder of the fiscal year in order to reach new heights in freight traffic.