ECoR becomes railways’ first zone to load 240MT freight in a year | Bhubaneswar News

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) became the first railway zone across Indian Railways to load 240 million tonnes (MT) of freight in a financial year. It has loaded 241.5 MT of cargo from its jurisdiction as against 232.1 MT in the 2021-22 financial year.
“ECOR is also the only zone of Indian Railways which has crossed the milestone of 220 MT, 230 MT and 240 MT in the current financial year. Ministry of Railways had set a target of loading 240.6 MT for ECoR and it has successfully achieved the target for the financial year 2022-23,” said an official statement from ECoR.
The railway zone has achieved its best ever loading during the current financial year at an average of around 10,000 wagons per day. “We achieved the target despite facing several challenges and adverse conditions on loading and train operations such as public agitation, labor issues in loading and unloading, Maoist activities and other railway construction activities,” said an ECoR spokesperson.
The official said that all this has happened due to innovative steps and focus on key interventions by the Ministry of Railways. He said that it has topped the loading in Zonal Railways for the consecutive four years.
South East Central Railway (SECR) which has loaded 214.58 MT in this financial year is the second largest loading zone on Indian Railways after ECoR, while South East Railway (SECR) has achieved the third position by achieving a loading figure of 202.61 MT. have received.
Manoj Sharma, General Manager, ECoR congratulated the entire workforce and gave full credit for this achievement to the hardworking and dedicated employees of all the three divisions.
ECoR has set a target of achieving 500 MT per annum by 2027. Railways has set a mission to achieve 3000 MT by 2027 in which ECoR has been assigned a major role with a target of around 500 MT, official sources said.

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