Southern Railway Registers 35% Rise in Cargo Traffic During April-August 2018

Southern Railway Registers 35% Rise in Cargo Traffic During April-August 2018

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Date of Post: 08 Sep, 2018

Chennai: Southern Railway (SR) loaded 35% more cargo during April-August 2018 compared to the same period last year, touching 14.85 MT (Million Tonnes) and surpassing the target set by the Railway Board. In the same period last year, the southern railway handled 11.01 Million Tonnes.

More Information:

  • A press release said, amongst the commodities which contributed to this performance are Coal, raw materials for steel plants, Iron & Steel, Iron Ore, cement and Gypsum.
  • It said, the majority of cargo carried was coal, while raw material for steel plants, iron ore, cement and gypsum were the other products.
  • For the first time, Southern Railway carried 10 container rakes of cement sent by cement manufacturer Dalmia Cement from their Ariyalur plant to Tuticorin.
  • The release added, Gypsum cargo between the April-August period grew to 0.2 tonnes compared to 0.01 tonnes during the same period last year.

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His focus is on new initiatives on the Railway Sector of India .
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