Central Railway made a memorable Last Over to finish this year end and recorded The BEST EVER financial year freight loading by achieving 76.16 million tonnes in 2021-22. This is 22.8% more than the previous year’s loading of 62.02 million tonnes.
March 2022 also saw the best ever month loading by achieving the loading of 7.6 million tonnes surpassing of the previous best of 7.23 million tonnes in December 2021.
Quantum jump of 33.3% in coal loading by loading 40.9 million tonnes ensured coal supply to all concerned power houses. Cement loading improved by 31% over last year. Automobile loading increased to 524 rakes in FY 2021-22 as compared to 278 rakes in last year registering a growth of 89%. Sugar loading increased to 1012 rakes in FY 2021-22 as compared to 395 rakes last year. Iron and Steel loading increased by 67% to 3.14 million tonnes as compared to last financial year. NTKM, which is payload of one tonne carried over one km also increased by 34.4% over last year and Average Lead increased by 9% over last year. First time, Central Railway has achieved originating freight revenue of Rs.7,329.40 crores and registered a growth of 35.09 % over last year.
Anil Kumar Lahoti, General Manager, Central Railway said that the intensive and successful marketing by BDU teams has made this a tremendous achievement. Further he said that Railway is safest, quickest, affordable and environment friendly mode of transport. He also asked all to brace for the uphill challenges of year 2022-23.