Hyderabad, Jan 31 (PTI): South Central Railway (SCR) Thursday said it has transported over 100 million tonnes (MTs) in freight upto January 31 in the current fiscal and earned Rs 8655 crore. Also Read - Woman Police Constable Sweeps Road to Remove Broken Glass pieces, video goes viral

“A record 100.052 million tonnes of highest ever freight up to January 31, 2019 has been transported during the current financial year. Also Read - ‘Incredible 4 Years’: Trump Leaves White House Ahead of Biden’s Inauguration, Says Will be Back in Some Form

The achievement in freight loading is around 17.433 MTs more when compared to the previous financial year loading for the same period, which was 82.619 MTs”,SCR Chief Public Relations Officer Ch Rakesh said in a release. Also Read - IPL 2021: Full List of Players Released And Retained by Mumbai Indians - Malinga Released, Rohit to Lead

The freight earnings of SCR also reached a new heigh of Rs 8,655 Crore.

These earnings registered a growth of around 26 per cent, resulting in Rs 1,764 Crore more revenue as compared to the previous fiscals freight revenue, he said.

The zone (SCR) is likely to reach 120 MTs by the end of this financial year, he said.

Amongst the major commodities which contributed to the record loading are coal (53.555 MTs) Cement at 22.948 MTs, Fertilizers (5.374 MTs) Imported Iron ore (5.183 MTs; foodgrains 3.925 MTs, raw material for steel plants 2.275 MTs and loading of other goods 5.07 MTs, the release said.

The improvement in loading as compared to last year wasmajorly due to increase in loading of coal by 31 per cent, it added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.