Bhubaneswar, Jan 11: The East Coast Railway has carried 150.86 million tonnes of freight until January 10 within the present fiscal, regardless of the COVID-19 challenges, an official stated on Monday. The railway has transported 84.10 mt of Coal, 20.50 mt of iron ore, 13.03 mt of iron and metal, 5.30 mt of fertiliser and different commodities in the course of the interval.
“This has been achieved regardless of the lockdown and closure in addition to much less workforce in industries and mineral items beneath East Coast Railway jurisdiction. We’ve utilised our manpower and rolling inventory gadgets with correct planning and coordination with the federal government sectors and numerous industries,” the official stated. The freight site visitors was at 20.53 mt in December, up by 11.eight per cent over the year-ago month.
The East Coast Railway has carried 144.25 mt of freight within the April-December interval of the present fiscal. It has utilised about 7,899 wagons per day in the course of the interval within the FY21 and goals at loading extra rakes.
The ECoR emerged as the primary zonal railway amongst different items of Indian Railways to succeed in 150 mt freight within the present fiscal.