Odisha Sun Times Business Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 25:
The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has posted highest ever record revenue loading of 149.50 MT in the current fiscal against 133.40 MT during 2012-13, ECoR general manager Rajiv Vishnoi said today.
Addressing the 59th Railway Week as the chief guest here this evening to commemorate the advent of the first train in India between Bombay and Thane in 1853, he said apart from this, the originating freight earnings has increased from Rs 11,639.25 crore in 2012-13 to Rs 13555.17 crore in 2013-14.
He congratulated the employees and their family members for their efforts in achieving the milestone.
“To meet the growing demand for passenger services during the festive season and also during summer and winter, ECoR has progressively introduced 550 special trains during the peak season in the last fiscal. The composition of popular trains has also augmented by 2947 additional coaches to provide additional seats/berths. Besides, emphasis is on to improve the quality of services to its customers”, Vishnoi said.
In addition to this, ECoR has added 56 kms route length to its territory while to improve operational safety, it has eliminated 47 level crossings and commissioned 23 limited height subways (LHS) in the current fiscal.
Vishnoi also asked the railway men to be always close to the passengers and look after their comforts during the journey.
Congratulating the dedicated workforce, he urged all railway men to continue their efforts for better performance in the current 2014-15 fiscal.
On the occasion, the ECoR general manager awarded merit awards and shields to the officers and staff for their outstanding performance.
Among others, Mrs Shalini Vishnoi, President, East Coast Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation (ECoRWWO) was present as the guest of honour.
Sanjay Kumar Mohanty, senior deputy general manager welcomed the guests while Sushant Kumar Purohit, deputy general manager offered the vote of thanks.