Stiff freight loading targets set by Railway Board have been met by South Western Railway (SWR) during the financial year 2016-17.SWR has loaded 44.2 Million Tonnes (MT)which is 5% more than that of last year.This best ever originating freight loading during the last 10 years and second best loading in the history of SWR since its inception. The major commodities contributed to this loading are Iron Ore: 14.5 MT (33%), Coal: 12.6 MT (28.5%), Iron & Steel 9 MT (20 %).SWR’s freight basket also includes Cement, Petroleum Products(POL), Container, Fertilizer, Food grains and other goods viz. Sugar, onion, Automobiles, Granite, Granulated Slag, etc.
The originating freight earning for the financial year is Rs.3513 Cr.
Hubli Division the major freight loading Division of South Western Railway and ranks 7thon Indian Railways during the current year with
38 Million Tonnes. SWR is the one of the few Zonal Railways achieved loading targets.
This was possible on account of the best efforts put forth by team of South Western Railway and the support from its esteemed freight customers.Major customer of SWR is viz. JSW .Other customers are BMM Ispat, NMDC, MSPL, Zuari, Ultratech, ACC, JK Cements and all others.