Logistics

SCR registers record freight traffic volume

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on March 19, 2019 Published on March 19, 2019

The South Central Railway (SCR) has registered a highest-ever freight traffic business so far.

The freight loading in the current financial year as on March 18, 2019 was at 117.16 million tonnes. Previously, the zone had set a recorded in freight loading at 116.80 million tonnes in 2014-15.

The Railway Board had set a target of 111 million tonnes for SCR for the year 2018-19 and and it was surpassed shortly before the close of the year by this month-end.

Coal demand

“The best ever freight traffic record of SCR’s achievement has been possible to a significant extent on account of the heavy rise in demand for coal from power houses in the region,’’ SCR said in a release.

The transport of coal to various destinations for Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL), handling of freight loads to and from the Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd (KPCL) located in South Coastal Andhra Pradesh, among others were instrumental in achieving higher freight traffic business by SCR.

Similarly, around 27 million tonnes of cement has been transported by the zone in the current fiscal. Other commodities transported include fertilisers, imported iron ore, food grains and raw material for steel plants. The container traffic, petroleum oil lubricants and other goods also contributed to freight business.

The freight earnings of the zone rose to ₹10,745 crore in the current fiscal 2018-19 till March 18, 2019 as against ₹8,331 crore during 2017-18.

Published on March 19, 2019
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