Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railway has carried 16.37 million tonne of freight in the month of October 2020 which is highest loading of the current fiscal, i.e. from 1st April to 31st October, 2020 and highest ever loading in any October.
ECoR has carried 0.97 MT more freight in October, 2020 by increasing a growth of 6.29%.In October, 2019; this Railway had carried 15.40 MT of freight.
Up to the end of October, 2020 of the current financial year; East Coast Railway has carried 104.88 MT of freight. This include 59.63 MT of Coal, 13.38 MT of Iron Ore, 8.84 MT of Iron & Steel, 3.98 mt of raw materials for Steel Plants, 3.61 MT of fertilizer, 1.65 MT of container, 1.43 MT of food grains, 1.39 MT of Petroleum Products and 10.97 MT of other commodities.
Due to the efforts of Business Development Unit of ECoR, Fly Ash now being transported to different States which are being utilised in Cement Plants as raw materials.Altogether, 12 rakes of fly ash have been transported from ECoR jurisdiction towards different Cement industries and other industrial firms. This will also boost the freight loading of ECoR.
To achieve this loading figure, East Coast Railway has utilised 7942 wagons per day in the month of October, 2020 only and 7391 wagons per day up to October, 2020 of the current financial year.
This has achieved despite lockdown and closure & less workforce in industries and in mineral units under East Coast Railway jurisdiction. To get this remarkable performance, East Coast Railway has utilized its manpower and rolling stock items with proper planning and coordination with Govt Sectors and Industries.
Under the able leadership and guidance of General Manager Vidya Bhushan, East Coast Railway consistently reviewing freight performance through the Business Development Units, integrating innovative policy making with stability and certainty in the logistics sector, attracting new avenues for modal transit from rail to road. For this outstanding feat, The Member (Operations and Business Development ), Railway Board, Purnendu Mishra has congratulated The General Manager Vidya Bhusan. With this pace the zone is all likely to achieve the targets set for this financial year.
To achieve the success, East Coast Railway gives credit to its hardworking and dedicated staff in all its three divisions apart from the efforts and cooperation from all stakeholders including collieries, ports, steel plants, cement, Alumina plants,petroleum companies and Food Corporation of India, etc.