The East Coast Railway, recently accomplished freight loading of 100.30MT between the period from April 1 to September 10, 2021. This was against a freight loading of 77.58MT carried in the corresponding period of last fiscal. With this, it has loaded 22.72 MT incremental cargo during the current financial year by registering an increase of 29.3%. This has also surpassed the loading target 95.09 MT fixed by Railway Board during the period, stated a release from ECoR.
This was made possible due to outstanding performance of all the three Divisions of East Coast Railway, i.e. Khurda Road, Waltair and Sambalpur. The ECoR has loaded 55.28 MT of Coal, 3.66MT of Raw material for Steel Plants, 9.62 MT of Iron & Steel, 14.26MT of Iron Ore, 0.57MT of Cement, 1.41MT of Food Grains, 2.43MT of Fertilizer, 1.07MT of POL, 1.87MT of freight loaded in Containers and 10.14MT of other cargo.
Major contributors of freight include Talcher, Paradeep, Dhamara, Visakhapatnam, Gangavaram, Keonjhar, KK Line, Steel Plants, Aluminium plants and from other places of ECoR jurisdiction.
During the period, 67.19MT of freight was carried from Khurda Road Division, 28.24MT of freight from Waltair Division and 4.83MT of freight carried from Sambalpur Division.
During the first 10 days of September, i.e., from September 1 to 10, 2021, East Coast Railway carried 6.01MT of freight as against 5.30 MT carried in same time of 2020 by registering an increase of 13.3% more freight said the release.