SER this leads to surpass the target of 15.59 million tonnes of freight loading fixed for the month of December 2020 by loading 1.04 million tonnes more than the target.
South Eastern Railway has generated a revenue of Rs.1440.36 crores from freight loading in the month of December 2020 as against Rs.1262.85 crores in December 2019 registering a growth of 14.06%. The growth comes despite a significant contraction of the economy over the past several months due to the disruption created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the month of December 2020, South Eastern Railway has loaded 16.63 million tonnes of freight as against 15.49 million tonnes loaded in December 2019 registering a growth of 7.36%. This leads to surpass the target of 15.59 million tonnes of freight loading fixed for the month of December 2020 by loading 1.04 million tonnes more than the target.
The main commodities of freight loading of SER were Iron Ore, Coal, Pig Iron & Finished Steel, Cement, Food Grains, Fertiliser etc.
A number of concession/discount is being given by South Eastern Railway to make freight movement by railways attractive. With a view to attracting new business, Senior Officers of SER have been regularly holding a meeting with the representative of different industries and freight customers. The formation of Business Development Units at Zonal and Divisional levels and an increase in the speed of freight trains have also contributed to the growth of freight loading.