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New Mangalore’s coal handling boosts Palakkad rail division’s freight loading

Our Bureau Mangaluru | Updated on February 19, 2019 Published on February 19, 2019

The loading of coal at New Mangalore Port has helped the Palakkad division of Southern Railway to record growth in freight loading during the current financial year.

The total freight loading in Palakkad division stood at 5.039 million tonnes during April-January of 2018-19 as against the target of 4.762 million tonnes, recording a growth of 5.8 per cent against the target.

Freight earnings

A statement by the Palakkad division of Southern Railway said the coal loading from New Mangalore Port had helped the division to register improvement in freight loading. The Palakkad division transported 3.645 million tonnes of coal during the period.

The division’s freight earnings of ₹385 crore for April-January of 2018-19 was 37 per cent more than that of corresponding period of the previous fiscal.

It said that the earnings from the commercial sundry such as parking and catering, commercial publicity, etc also increased by 30 per cent in the first 10 months of 2018-19. The division earned ₹16.23 crore during the period.

The division has created additional parking area at Palakkad Junction, Shoranur Junction, Tirur, Vadakara, Payyannur and Charvathur. This facility has helped earn revenue of ₹4 crore till January.

Palakkad division produced 35,678 units of electricity from its solar plants during April to January of 2018-19.

Published on February 19, 2019
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