ECoR becomes highest freight carrier in Indian Railways

goods train at yard

Waltair Division loads 66.81 MT  FY 19-20

The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has set a new record in FY 19-20 by loading 200.85 million tonnes of freight. This is an important milestone as after the creation of new Zonal Railways, ECoR is the first Zone to cross 200 Million Tonne loading.

This 200 MT of freight loading marks a 4.73% increase compared to last years 191.76 million tonne it had achieved.
In respect to earnings ECoR earned Rs. 20125 Crores from freight in FY 19-20 as against Rs. 18180 crores carried in last financial year with an increase of 11%.
Similarly South Eastern Railway (SER) achieved a freight loading of 171.11 MT, South East Central Railway (SECR) 169 MT and East Central Railway (ECR) carried 148 MT of freight during 2019-20 financial year.

While on the earnings side, SER earned Rs 14459.5 crores, ECR Rs 15117.8 crores and SECR earned Rs 19835 crores.

Waltair Division FY 19-20:

Freight up (arrow) 7.91%

Revenue from freight up (arrow) 11.78% at Rs 8166.63 crores

Carried 35.86 million passengers

‘East Coast Railway achieved this milestone despite damages to Railway properties in cyclone Fani and Adverse Effect on loading and train operations stated a release from ECoR.
Waltair Divsion

The Waltair Division of the east coast railways led by its DRM Mr Chetan Kumar Shrivastava achieved a loading of 66.81 million tons in the 2019-20 financial year. This marks a growth of 7.91% over last fiscal wherein it had transported 61.91 million tons in 2018-19.

While in terms of earnings the Division earned Rs 8166.63 crores in FY 19-20 from freight as against Rs 7306.27 crores in FY 18-19 thereby growing by 11.78% over the last fiscal.

On the passenger front the Division ferried 35.86 million passengers in this financial year that fetched Rs 677.52 crores which is 0.62% more than the last financial year earnings that pegged Rs 673.34 crores.

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