South Eastern Railway’s freight loading and earnings during the first seven months of the current fiscal (April-October of 2019-20) grew nine per cent and 14 per cent respectivly.
SER loaded 96.10 million tonnes of freight as against 88.38 million tonnes loaded during the corresponding period of last year, registering a growth of 8.74 per cent. SER also surpassed Railway Board’s proportionate target for the period by 4.94 per cent by loading 4.52 million tonnes more than the target.
SER earned Rs. 8102.11 crore from freight during April-October period- an increase of Rs. 1019.29 crore than the year ago period, a growth of 14.39 per cent.
The major components of freight loading were 54.53 million tonnes of Iron Ore, 19.79 million tonnes of Coal, 9.25 million tonnes of Pig-Iron & Finished Steel, 6.35 million tonnes of Cement etc. In the Iron Ore sector there is a growth of more than 16 per cent in comparison to same period (April to October) of last year.