Bhubaneswar, Sep 11:
With its commendable performance in freight loading and earning in the 2012-13 fiscal, East Coast Railway (ECoR) has added another feather to its cap as it has emerged as the largest freight loading railway zone of the Indian Railways with a record revenue loading performance during August 2013.
In the first five months of the current fiscal, ECoR has loaded 61.83 million tonnes of freight compared to 52.28 MT achieved in the corresponding period of last year, registering an increase of 18.3 per cent, an ECoR release said here on Tuesday.
During the month of August 2013 alone, it loaded 12.41 MT of freight, an increase of 26.4 per cent over the loading of August 2012.
On the earnings side, ECoR has earned Rs 4,878.46 crore in the first five months of the current fiscal, which is 18.2 per cent more than the corresponding period of last year (Rs 4,127.02 crore).
In August, ECoR earned Rs 932.28 crore in originating goods earning as compared to Rs 754.27 crore achieved in August 2012 by registering an increase of 23.6 per cent.
The incremental loading of the ECoR is the highest in the Indian Railways surpassing the loading figures of the South East Central Railway (SECR)’s 60.98 MT and the South Eastern Railway (SER)’s 55.47 MT of freight till August 2013.
ECoR is the only major zonal railway, which could surpass the loading target in the first five months of the current fiscal.
During August, the SECR loaded 11.465 MT and the SER 11.05 MT of freight while ECoR loaded 12.41 MT, the release added.