SCR's total freight loading crosses a whopping 96.3 MTs in FY2021-22

Besides food grains, coal, cement, fertilizers, containers, and other goods have also witnessed higher volumes of freight loading than previous years during the same period.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  6 Feb 2022 7:33 AM GMT
SCRs total freight loading crosses a whopping 96.3 MTs in FY2021-22

Hyderabad: The South Central Railway (SCR), in the current financial year up to January 2022, saw a 27% increase in freight loading when compared to the previous financial year. With this, from April 2021 to January 2022, the zone recorded 96.36 million tonnes of total freight loading as compared to 75.92 million tonnes during the same period in the previous financial year.

In January 2022, the zone recorded 10.9 million tonnes of freight loading whereas, in January 2021, it was only 9.7 million tonnes. This is a yearly increase of 12%.

The growth rebound in freight loading is seen across the freight segment, with all commodities witnessing higher loading levels in January 2022 compared to the same period last year.

According to SCR, this was possible due to the regular monitoring of wagons by railway officials and transportation of food grains supplied by the Food Corporation of India and other government institutions on a large scale. There was a 123% growth in loading of food grains, i.e. in January 2021 it was 0.391 million tonnes but it increased to 0.872 million tonnes in January 2022.

Besides food grains, coal, cement, fertilizers, containers, and other goods have also witnessed higher volumes of freight loading than previous years during the same period. The freight loading of 5 million tonnes of coal, 0.47 million tonnes of fertilizers, and 3.32 million tonnes of cement are also comparatively on the higher side in January 2022. The zone also witnessed a 56% increase in loading of container traffic as only 0.138 million tonnes were transported in January 2021 but 0.215 million tonnes were transported in January 2022.

Sanjeev Kishore, the general manager of SCR, congratulated all the zonal and district-level operating and commercial officials and urged them to maintain the same momentum for the rest of the financial year.

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