REMARKABLE GROWTH IN SER’S FREIGHT TRAFFIC
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.0