Indian Railways has taken various steps in the past to boost its freight traffic. It has also set a goal to increase the modal share of freight transport from 33% to 45% by 2022. Dedicated Freight Corridors and novel Freight Convoy System is further expected to boost freight loading going forward.
While the Indian Railways has recorded an increase of 15.6% in freight loading in the FY18-19, the contribution of the South Central Railway loaded 122.6 million tonnes (MT) of freight traffic during the period which is 19% more than the previous year 2017-18 (103 MT). It’s also a record highest for the zone from the time of its formation.
The zone attained yet another high in terms of registering the best incremental loading amongst all zones on Indian Railways in 2018-19, contributing 31% of the total incremental loading achieved over IR during the year.
SCR’s Freight earnings touched Rs 10,955 crore during 2018-19, which marks an 18% increase over the previous year’s earnings of Rs 9,260 crore. Read More