Mumbai: CR – Best Ever First Quarter Freight Loading of 21.62 million tonnes in 2022-23, an increase of 16.61% over Previous CR-Best Ever First Quarter 2021-22. Central Railway continuing its best ever performance in freight loading has registered a freight loading of 7.19 million tonnes in the month of June 2022 which is the Best Ever loading in June of any year.
The freight loading during the month shows an increase of 20.44% as compared to freight loading of 5.97 million tonnes registered in June 2021 which was the previous best ever in June any year.
During the first quarter of current financial year i.e., from April to June 2022 Central Railway registered the freight loading of 21.62 million tonnes as against 18.54 million tonnes registered during April to June 2021 showing an increase of 16.61%. The freight loading during the first quarter of current financial year is the Best Ever freight loading in first quarter of any financial year.
Shri Anil Kumar Lahoti, General Manager, Central Railway said that the increase in freight loading is attributed to the various initiatives taken by Central Railway such as setting up of Business Development Units (BDUs) on Divisions and at Head Quarters office for intensive marketing, implementing innovative ideas such as modifying coaches for transportation of automobiles safely and speedily.
The initiatives taken by Central Railway resulted in loading of 30 rakes of Imported Coal from Dharamtar port siding of Mumbai Division during June 2022.
Nagpur Division loaded 901 rakes of coal in June 2022 as against 754 rakes loaded in June 2021 registering 19.50 % increase. Nagpur Division has also loaded 64 rakes of Iron Ore from Ballarshah during the Month June 2022.
Central Railway also loaded 68 rakes of automobiles in June 2022 as compared to 33 rakes in June 2021 showing an increase of 106 %. It loaded 25 rakes of food grains in June 2022 as against 12 rakes in June 2021 showing an increase of 108 %. Also101 rakes of sugar loaded in June 2022 as against 74 rakes in June 2021.
Central Railway also loaded new commodities like 3 rakes of Gypsum and 5 rakes of Fly Ash in June 2022.