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Press Release No. 40015-11-2021
Hubballi
Press Release No. 400, SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY TRANSPORTS 10.63% MORE CARGO IN OCTOBER 2021 COMPARED TO OCTOBER 2020

              दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे / SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY                प्रेस विज्ञप्ति / Press Release No. 400 Dt: 01.11.2021

SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY TRANSPORTS 10.63% MORE CARGO IN OCTOBER 2021 COMPARED TO OCTOBER 2020

Freight figures continue to maintain the high momentum in terms of earnings and loading during October 2021 for SWR

In October 2021, South Western Railway loading was 3.54 million tonnes which is 10.6 % higher compared to October 2020 (3.20 million tonnes) *

During this period, South Western Railway earned Rs.337.20 crores from freight loading which is 24.56 % higher compare to the earning of October 2020(Rs. 270.71 crores)

In the month of October 2021, SWR has loaded 3.54 million tonnes of freight, and earned Rs. 337.20 crores from freight transport. SWR transported 10.6 percent higher cargo than the quantity transported during October 2020. Freight earning of October 2021 is 24.56% higher compared to October 2020.

The key highlights of freight transport are as follows:

1.Loading of Iron ore registered a growth of 14.6% over October-2020. Loading of 1.49 MT in October-2021 as against 1.30MT in October-2020.

2.Loading of steel registered a growth of 23.7% over October-2020. Loading of 0.73 MT in October-2021 as against 0.59 MT in October-2020. Recently SWR became the first zone to induct newly designed BFNV wagons. These wagons will be used to transport Cold Rolled Steel Coils, from JSW Toraganallu all over the country. The unique design ensures damage free transport.

3.Loading of Raw Material to Steel Plant registered a growth of 50% Over October-2020. Loading of 0.15MT in October-2021 as against 0.10MT in October-2020.

4.Loading of Cement registered a growth of 14.3% Over October-2020. Loading of 0.08MT in October-2021 as against 0.07MT in October-2020.

5.Loading of Sugar registered a growth of 147% over October-2020. Loading of 0.052 MT in October-2021 as against 0.021 MT in October-2020.

6.Loading of Fertilizer registered a growth of 10% over October-2020. Loading of 0.37MT in October-2021 as against 0.41MT in October-2020.

7.Loading of Petroleum registered a growth of 466% over October-2020. Loading of 0.17MT in October-2021 as against 0.03MT in October-2020.

8.Loading of Container registered a growth of 40% over October-2020. Loading of 0.07MTin October-2021 as against 0.05MT in October-2020.

General Manager Shri Sanjeev Kishore has lauded the performance and has stated that the high momentum will be continued to maintain supply chain of the key commodities intact.

                                                                                      Aneesh Hegde

                                                                                        Chief Public Relations Officer          

                                                                                      South Western Railway, Hubballi




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