Indian Railways Break Several Records In Freight Loading During 2021-22
New Delhi: Indian Railways has for the first time ever breached the 1400 MT Freight Loading mark in this Financial Year.
The Originating Freight Loading of Indian Railways for the FY 2021-22 stood at 1418.1 MT (provisional) which is 15% more than the previous best set in FY 2020-21 at 1233.2 MT.
The incremental loading of ~ 185 MT has been led primarily by Coal with 111 MT growth, followed by Cement at 17.2 MT and Balance other Goods at 15 MT.
The incremental loading of 185 MT with 15% growth is the best ever growth in both absolute and percentage terms.
The previous best incremental growth in percentage terms was achieved in the year 1981-82 with 12.9 % growth. The previous best incremental loading in absolute terms was 66.1 MT achieved more than a decade ago in the year 2005-06.
Following the Mantra, “Hungry For Cargo”, IR has made sustained efforts to improve the ease of doing business as well as improve the service delivery at competitive prices which has resulted in new traffic coming to railways from both conventional and non-conventional commodity streams.
The customer centric approach and work of Business Development Units backed up by agile policy making helped Railways towards this landmark achievement.