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Press Release No. 0101-04-2022

 दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे / SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY  
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति / Press Release No. 01 Dt: 01.04.2022


ØHighest ever Originating freight earning of Rs. 4160 Crores. 

Ø44.12 Million Tonnes of originating freight has been loaded during 2021-22 registering 15.5% growth over last financial year

ØRecord earning of Rs. 138.04 Crores from Scrap sale.

Ø511.7 RKM of Electrification completed, 26 trains have been converted to run o­n electric traction during current financial year.

Ø187 KMs of doubling and 22 KMs of new line completed

South Western Railway has achieved remarkable growth in the financial year 2021-22.  With customer friendly approach, Railway has turned out to be the most preferred mode of transport for freight & Parcel traffic.  In the Financial Year 2021-22, SWR has loaded 44.12 Million Tonnes of freight registering an increase of 15.5% over the last financial year.  The commodities loaded include 17.04 Million Tonnes of Iron Ore, 9.13 Million Tonnes of Coal, 9.05 Million Tonnes of Pig Iron & Finished steel, 0.77 Million Tonnes of Food grains, 0.98 Million Tonnes of Cement etc. The freight revenue earned during 2021-22 stands at Rs. 4160 Crores which is 28.72% more over the financial year 2020-21. The Parcel revenue of SWR during 2021-22 is Rs.121.56 Crores. SWR has loaded 238 Automobile rakes in the financial year 2021-22.  The Sundry earnings of SWR is Rs. 275.7 Crores with an increase by 71.52%. SWR has sold scrap worth Rs. 138.04 Crores & has surpassed the target set by the Railway Board.

SWR has given special thrust to infrastructure development.  During 2021-22, 187 KM of Doubling and 22 KM of New lines and 511.7 Route KMs of electrification have been completed. Towards achieving Net Zero Carbon emission, SWR has converted 26 trains to run o­n Electric traction in the Financial Year 2021-22. 40 trains are running o­n HOG Power Cars reducing diesel consumption. As a green initiative, SWR has planted 70 Thousand fruit-bearing trees across its jurisdiction. 

General Manager Shri Sanjeev Kishore has conducted meeting with Principal heads of Departments and Divisional Railway Managers, Hubballi,Bengaluru and Mysuru Divisions today. He complimented the employees of South Western Railway for recording highest/best ever performance in important fields.  He advised them to maintain Safety as first and foremost Priority and asked to strive their level best for achieving even better performance next year.

                                                                  E. Vijaya
                                                       Chief Public Relations Officer          
                                            South Western Railway, Hubballi 

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