South Eastern Railway is continuing to maintain its remarkable growth in freight loading and earnings. During the first eight months of the current financial year i.e. April-November of 2019-20, South Eastern Railway has loaded 110.71 million tonnes of freight registering a growth of 9.49% in comparison to the same period of last year in which S E Railway loaded 101.11 million tonnes. SER has also surpassed Railway Board’s proportionate target for the same period by 4.91% by loading 5.18 million tonnes more than the target.
As a result of this growth in freight loading, South Eastern Railway has earned Rs. 9330.02 crores from freight sector during April-November of current fiscal, which is Rs. 1174.58 crores more than the corresponding period of last year, recording a growth of 14.40%.
The major components of freight loading during the above period were 63.12 million tonnes of Iron Ore, 22.71 million tonnes of Coal, 10.69 million tonnes of Pig-Iron & Finished Steel, 7.29 million tonnes of Cement etc. In the Iron Ore sector there is a growth of 17.96% in comparison to same period (April to November) of last year.