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Press Release No.5 Dt. 06-04-201707-04-2017
Press Release No.5,SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY SURPASSES FREIGHT LOADING TARGETS

                                                                                      

                                                       SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

                                              Press Release No.5 Dt. 06-04-2017

SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY SURPASSES FREIGHT LOADING TARGETS


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.

       

Initiatives taken to improve loading

  1. New Sidings Opened:

  1. M/s Adani Agri Logistics Ltd., Malur -

The siding is constructed for unloading of food grains of privately owned Bogie Covered Hopper Wagon for Food grains (BCBFG Wagons-bottom discharge).




b) M/s Kudgi– National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) siding , Kudgi.


The siding is constructed for unloading of Coal in High-sided Bogie Open Wagon (BOXN) for Power House coming up at Kudgi in Vijayapura District.Out ward loading of Fly ash is projected

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Elevated station building at Kudgi

Ariel view of kudgi station under construction

2) New Stations for handling Goods :


The following stations have been opened for goods traffic

1

Chikodi Road

Sugar

2

Challakere

Iron Ore

3

Settihalli

Granite

4

Wandal

Coal

5

Londa

Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) consignments

6

Kabakaputtur

Somlapauram

Bennihalli

Harpanahalli

Telgi

Amargol

Railway Materials Consignment(RMC) traffic

7

Co-user permission to M/s SMIORE has been accorded for Co-use M/s Star Metalic Siding– Loading of Metal Ores has restored.

3) Other Initiatives for loading

  1. Loading of Iron Ore to M/s KIOCL (Kudremukh Iron ore) was restored this year.

  2. Loading of vehicles in Defence Bogie Military (DBKM) wagons (Military Owned Stock) was started at Hosur.

  3. Station to Station concession policy has been announced and is being implemented to encourage point to point loading.

  4. Loading of o­nions from Nelamangla, a place near Bangalore has been started for the first time and has witnessed steady traffic.

  5. M/S Kirloskar Siding is coming up near Ginigera

It is relevant to mention here that Indian Railways has achieved highest ever annual freight loading of 1107 MT this year (previous best of 1104.2 MT in 2015-16).

The following major commodities carried by Railways have witnessed highest loading this year.

  • Iron ore loading is the highest ever at 137.2 MT (previous best was 136.9 MT in 2007-08)

  • Steel loading is the highest ever at 48.3 MT (previous best was 42.5 MT in 2015-16)

  • Highest ever coal loading from Coal India Limited sources is to be around 223 rakes per day which is the highest ever against 212.8 rakes per day last year.


                                                                                      (E.Vijaya)

                                                                            Chief Public Relations Officer/Hubballi








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