दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 5 Dt: 02.04.2021
HUBBALLI DIVISION REGISTERS AN INCREASE OF 9.3% IN CUMULATIVE LOADING FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2020-21
Hubballi division has achieved a loading of 3.45 Million Tonnes in the month of March' 2021 which is the highest monthly loading in the last 4 years. It has loaded 2286 wagons on 31st March, 2021 which is the highest ever single day loading over Hubballi division.
With the above loading performance, Hubballi division has achieved freight loading of 29.949 Million Tonnes during the Financial Year 2020-21, which is 9.3% greater than the last year loading of 27.3 Million tonnes. Freight loading of Financial Year 2021 has surpassed the target of 29.4 Million tonnes by 1.8%.
Freight revenue of Hubballi division in Financial Year 2021 is approximately Rs. 2680 crores which is 2.3% higher than previous year Freight revenue of 2618 crores. The Division continues to register impressive figures in freight loading suggesting steady economic recovery.
Marketing initiatives of Hubballi division and continuous coordination with customers have facilitated improvements in increasing the loading in the existing commodity-basket. The Division has successfully captured new streams of traffic like Met Coke, Bauxite, Pet Coke and Fly Ash. For the first time, in the month of February, 1326 Tonnes of Rice were loaded from Gangavathi to Azara near Guwahati making Gangavathi a new loading station on Railway Map. Rice is also a new freight traffic captured by Hubballi Division during the Financial Year 2020-21. The other new traffic loaded from Hubballi Division includes Bajra from Vijayapura, Bauxite from Kalem and Mormugao Harbour, Pig Iron from JSW Steel, Metallurgical Coke from Hosapete area etc.
Hubballi division loading has seen a significant improvement in commodities like Iron Ore, Fertilizer, Maize and Steel. The iron ore loaded during the Financial Year 2020-21 is 7.42 Million tonnes which is 16.95% more in comparison to last financial year. The division has transported 0.063 Million tonnes of Manganese ore registering an increase of 31.11%. The Division has transported 0.437 Million Tonnes of Maize with an increase of 666.40% over last financial year. It includes an export of 2477 Tonnes of Maize from Bagalkot and 2484 Tonnes of Maize from Vijayapura to Darshana in Bangladesh helping the farmers and merchants to market their produce across the border. The cement traffic carried is 47% more than the last year. The sugar loading is also picked up by 44% more than the last year. The fertilizers loading is 90.67 % more and steel loading is 1.19 % more than the last financial year.
Hubballi Division is committed to give good services to its customers. The Business Development unit under the guidance of Shri Arvind Malkhede, Divisional Railway Manager has captured new traffic and increased the loading of existing commodities despite challenges posed by Covid19.
Chief Public Relations Officer South Western Railway, Hubballi