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South Eastern Railway achieves highest ever freight loading during the financial year 2016-17

20 April 2017 | Kolkata


South Eastern Railway (SER) during the financial year 2016-17 has loaded 147.73 million tonnes (mt) of freight which is 13.44 mt more than last year (2015-16) registering a growth of 10.01%.

In freight sector, SER has surpassed the previous highest loading of 134.29 mt achieved in 2015-16.

SER has also surpassed Railway Board's freight loading target of 141.75 mt for 2016-17 by loading 4.22% more than the target.

The loading of Iron Ore during 2016-17 was 85.65 mt which witnessed a growth of 16.01% in comparison to previous year.

The other major components of freight loading were 25.12 mt of Coal, 15.52 mt of Pig Iron and Finished Steel, 10.55 mt of Cement.

As a result of this record breaking freight loading, South Eastern Railway generated freight earnings of INR11168.08 crores in 2016-17 which is INR 793.63 crores more than the previous financial year (2015-16) registering a growth of 7.65%.

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