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SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY
PRESS RELEASE
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE, SECUNDERABAD - 500 071
No.400/2021-2208-09-2021
Secunderabad
SCR’s Freight loading on the Growth Path



Loading for August 2021 surpassed the loading of August 2020 by 51%

SCR records the best Cement loading figures in August 2021, When compared to the August month of any previous year

The freight loading initiatives combined with relentless efforts of SCR officials is keeping the freight loading of the Zone in growth trajectory. Freight loading figures of SCR in the August month have surpassedthe freight loading during the same period in the last year. The Zone has recorded an overall loading of 9.5 Million Tonnes (MT) during the month of August 2021 when compared to the loading of 6.3 MT recorded during August 2020, i.e., 51 % higher.

The growth rebound in freight loading is seen with all commodities witnessing higher loading levelsin the month of August 2021 compared to same period last year. The various policy initiatives for the Cement sector introduced by the Railways from time to time and the constant efforts by BDU teams of the Zone have led to the increase in Cement Loading by 84% to 2.93 MT in August 2021 when compared to 1.59 MT in August 2020. This has helped in registering the best ever figures in Cement loading during the month of August, 2021, when compared to August month of any previous year.

Similar trends were also witnessed in other commodities as well.For the month of August, 72 % growth in loading of Coal (4.23 MT in Aug 2021 Vs 2.46 MT in Aug 2020), 96% growth in loading of Container traffic (0.188 MT in Aug 2021 Vs 0.096 MT in Aug 2020)has been registered. In addition, maintaining the average speed of the freight trains consistently at around 50 Kmph and increasing the supply of wagons to more than 4700 per day has facilitated the improvement infreight loading.

Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager of South Central Railway expressed his happiness o­n the Zone registering best freight loading figures continuously in the every month of this financial year. He praised the efforts put in by the Zonal and Divisional teams of Operating and Commercial departments in achieving the enhanced loading. He advised them to continue the same momentum for the rest of the year, so that it benefits both the Railways as well as the freight customers.





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