South Western Railways (SWR) has created a new record by registering a Parcel Revenue of ₹105 crores which is the highest ever since the formation of the zone.
SWR has achieved originating loading of 38.86 Million Tonnes (MT) in the current financial year to date which is higher than that of the last year. SWR has already earned ₹3,401.74 crores as compared to ₹2,603.89 crores in the corresponding period of last financial year (Increase of 30.64%).
SWR has also transported 196 rakes of Two & Four-wheelers till date which is the highest ever. (In the entire previous FY, SWR was able to reach a figure of 193 rakes).
Toyota, TVS, KIA, Maruti Suzuki, Tata are some important customers who regularly transport vehicles by railway. The companies have chosen railways over Road transport, as Railways offer Reliable, Damage-free transport with less Carbon footprint compared to Road.
Tapping the demand for Cement, SWR has been able to load 265 rakes to date as compared to 217 rakes for the same period in the last financial year. It is expected to show a further upward trend with a rise in Construction activities.
On the parcel front, Two time-tabled Parcel Cargo Express Trains contracts have been awarded between Yesvantpura to ICOD, Delhi and Vasco da Gama to Azara, Assam by Bengaluru and Hubballi Divisions respectively.
232 trips of Time Tabled Parcel Trains, Indented Specials, GS Specials, and Kisan Specials have been run to date in the present financial year enabling the transport of 1.67 lakh tonnes of Fruits, Vegetables, Iced fish, Tyres, Nestle products, and other Perishables.
Bengaluru Division has run 33 Kisan Special Trains to Delhi and other cities in North India. Through this initiative, Farmers get 50% subsidy in freight and access to bigger markets.
SWR has already transported 355 rakes of Sugar to date which is the highest ever number of rakes loaded by SWR. Sugar, primarily from the Belagavi-Rayabag-Chikodi region is transported to West Bengal, Assam, and Bangladesh.
SWR officers and staff are putting the best of their efforts to achieve high performance in Freight and Parcel transport. General Manager Shri Sanjeev Kishore has congratulated the efforts of Officers and Staff, and also expressed gratitude to Freight and Parcel customers.
Principal Chief Operations Manager Shri Hari Shankar Verma stated that active outreach efforts to traders, farmers, and manufacturers had been made to retain existing customers & bring in new freight & parcel customers.
He emphasized that “Officers are working with a Customer-first & Solution-oriented approach to understand the concerns and address them suitably. This positive step has increased in Cargo loading of Automobiles, Sugar, Cement, and other areas,” he added.