WR Surpasses Freight Loading Target
Western Railway has surpassed the freight target of 55 Million Tonnes (MT) set by the Ministry of Railways for year 2009-10. The target was crossed on 12th March itself, 19 days in advance of closure of this financial year.
The target was fixed by Ministry of Railways for year 2009-10 at 55 million tones which is 10% more than the previous year’s loading on Western Railway.
The major increase has been in the commodities like Coal, Cement and Containers which is 81.3%, 30.5% and 25% respectively as compared to the corresponding period of last year. There is also an increase in the transportation of commodities like Chemicals, Iron and Steel, Sugar and Pet coke. Traffic from port has been the major contributor in the growth. By the end of the financial year, Western Railway is likely to cross 58 MT mark.