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.
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.