South Eastern Railway has loaded 126.20 million tonnes of freight up to December 2019, which is 10.7% more than the last year. Now it is poised to achieve 170 million tonnes of originating freight loading in this FY surpassing the target of 164 MT set by Railway Board.
A Freight Customer Meet was organized at S.E.Railway Headquarters, Garden Reach on 21.01.2020 to assess the growth projections for the remaining two months of this Financial Year and the expected demand for freight transportation for the next Financial Year.
Smt. Jaya Varma Sinha, Principal Chief Operations Manager, South Eastern Railway chaired the Freight Customers’ Meet while Sri P.K.Sahoo, Principal Chief Commercial Manager, Sri Varindar Kumar, Chief Freight Transportation Manager and other Senior Officers of Operating, Commercial and Finance Department attended the meeting.
All the major freight customers participated in the meeting and exchanged their views to generate more freight loading which would be profitable to both customers and the railways.
Smt. Jaya Varma Sinha, welcoming the esteemed customers said that South Eastern Railway has been striving continuously to meet the freight transportation requirements of this mineral-rich, industry intensive region. The growth in freight loading has been the highest ever for SER and there is potential is to achieve even more, in tandem with the customers.
Various incentive schemes viz. Long Term Tariff Contract, General Purpose Wagon Investment Scheme, Special Freight Train Operator, Own Your Wagon Scheme, Two-point / Mini Rakes were discussed to attract additional freight loading.
In Non-Fare revenue front, customers were apprised of the benefit of branding coaching & freight trains and locomotives having extensive viewership in rail network.
The major Freight Customers who attended the meeting were Tata Steel, Tata Metallics Ltd, SAIL, Haldia Port, CONCOR, Tata Steel Long Product, Monnet Ispat and Energy Ltd, JSW Steel Ltd, Nuvoco Vistas, ACC Ltd, Ultratech Cement, JSW Cement, Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited, Rungta Mines Ltd, Bengal Energy Ltd, Sri Mahabir Ferro Alloy Pvt Ltd, Adani Logistics, Essel Mining, GSPL (Barbil), Jai Balaji, Rashmi Groups, IRC Agro Chemicals, TMill Logistics, Triveni Earth Movers and so on.