Southern Railway Records 48% Increase in Originating Freight Loading

Southern Railway Records 48% Increase in Originating Freight Loading

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Date of Post: 05 July, 2018

Chennai: Southern Railway (SR) has recorded a 16% increase in ‘originating freight’ above the targeted value of 8 MT (Million Tonnes) during the first quarter of the financial year ending June this year. It is a 48% increase compared to the corresponding period last year, a railway press release said.

More Information:

  • The release said,”Southern Railway loaded 9.32 million tonnes of originating freight during first quarter of the financial year ending June 2018. Significantly, the loading has surpassed the Railway Board’s target of 8.01 million tonnes by 16 per cent.”
  • It said,”Further, there is a growth of 48 per cent in freight loading compared to the corresponding period of the financial year 2017-18.”
  • Dolomite &  Limestone loaded at Chennai Port saw an increase of 133% this quarter, it added.
  • Coal loading constituted 62% of the total loading during the current year.

Author:

Deepak Kumar is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and analyst .
His focus is on new initiatives on the Railway Sector of India .
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