-The Zone in its history has recorded highest ever Parcel Revenue Earnings of Rs.109.30 crores within a span of six months of the current financial year 2021-22.
-Surpassing previous years entire parcel revenue of Rs. 108.30 crores.
The constant efforts of South Central Railway combined with the Policy initiatives introduced by the Ministry of railways (including both Tariff and non-Tariff concessions) have resulted in the Zone recording its highest ever Parcel earnings in the history. The Zone has earned revenue of Rs.109.06 crores by loading 2.56 lakh tonnes of Parcels during the first six months in the current financial year 2021-2022 duly surpassing previous years entire parcel revenue of Rs. 108.30 crores.
The customer friendly initiatives introduced by Indian Railways like Advance Booking facility of Parcel space in all mediums i.e., in Luggage Rooms on Passenger carrying trains, Parcel Vans attached to the regular trains (non-indented) and in Timetabled parcel trains has immensely helped the traders, cargo aggregators and farmers, especially those who are handling small quantities for transporting their consignments in a safe, secure, economical and fastest mode as per the planned schedule.
One of the major contributors for this growth has been the Timetabled Parcel Trains operated by the Zone during this period. These trains have helped in transportation of several essential commodities like Fruits, onions, Eggs, Fish, and Mangoes to different destination across the country. During the period April, 2021 to 27th September 2021, the zone has run 343 kisan rails transporting onions, Mangoes and other agricultural commodities carrying 108388tonnes generating revenue of Rs.49.43 crores. Further, SCR operated Doodh Duronto specials to the National Capital carrying 3.78 croreliters of Milk which generated a revenue of Rs. 17.85 crores. The other major commodities which generated revenue are through transportation Fish, Eggs, hard parcels, etc. The zone has transported 37,199 tonnes of fish and 19,570 tonnes of Eggs which generated revenue of Rs. 8.91 crores and Rs. 3.88 crores respectively. Importantly the zone has achieved 100% bar coding for tracking of Parcel packages.
The Consistent efforts of Officers and staff of the zone, has yielded results and helped in capturing new traffic avenues. “Baby Diapers” were loaded from Renigunta to various destinations generating revenue of Rs.52 lakhs and “MRF Tyres” was loaded in first NMG rake from Sadashivpet to North Western Railway generating revenue of Rs. 11 Lakhs.
Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager of South Central Railway complimented the efforts put in by the Zonal and Divisional teams of Operating and Commercial branches in achieving the best ever parcel revenue in the history of the zone during the first six months of current financial year. He advised the teams to maintain the same momentum. He instructed the Officers and Staff to have a proactive approach in addressing the concerns of the parcel customers and directed to render all out efforts in attracting new traffic, duly strengthening the existing traffic.