Bhubaneswar, Sep 4: During the first five months of the current financial year, i.e. from 1st April to 31st August, 2023, East Coast Railway (EcoR) has loaded 100.90MT of freight as against 97.13MT carried in the corresponding period of last fiscal.
With this, it has loaded 3.77MT incremental cargo during the current financial year by registering an increase of 3.9%.
This could be possible due to outstanding performance of all the three divisions of East Coast Railway, i.e. Khurda Road, Waltair and Sambalpur. During the period, ECoR has loaded 61.30MT of coal, 3.33MT of raw material for steel plants, 8.21 MT of iron and steel, 11.68MT of iron Ore, 0.76MT of cement, 1.29MT of food grains, 2.57MT of fertilizer, 1.24MT of POL, 1.76MT of freight loaded in containers and 8.76MT of other cargo.
Major contributors of freight include Talcher, Paradeep, Dhamara, Visakhapatnam, Gangavaram, Keonjhar, KK Line, Steel Plants, Aluminium plants and from other places of ECoR jurisdiction.
During the period, 63.59MT of freight carried from Khurda Road Division, 29.75MT of freight from Waltair Division and 7.54MT of freight carried from Sambalpur Division.
In August 2023 only, East Coast Railway has carried 20.43MT of freight as against 19.90MT carried in same time of 2022 by registering an increase of 2.7% more freight.