South Central Railway has put up an impressive performance during the first three quarters (ie., April to December, 2011) of thecurrent financial year 2011-12 despite several disturbances to the rail traffic during this period. Some of the performance details are as under;-
South Central Railway has registered considerable growth in the volume of traffic handled both in the freight and passenger segments and alsothe Gross Earnings during the period April-December-2011 of the current financial year. For the period April-December 2011, SCR achieved a Gross Earnings of Rs.5827 Cr. compared to Rs. 5302 Cr. for the same period of last year showing growth of 10 %.
The major earning source is freight loading, which contributes around 70% of the SCR’s earnings . In the freight segment,for the period April-December-2011, the zone has loaded 74.5 Million Tonnes, which is 6.6% higher compared to last year for the same period. The freight earnings registered a considerable growth of 10.6% over thecorresponding periodof previous year with an earnings of Rs. 4081.23 Cr..
Coal is the main contributor which accounts for 50% of the total freight loading of SCR.37.66 million tonnes of Coal was loaded during April-December 2011, with 7.5% growth over last year. Cement,Food grains and Fertilizersare the other major commoditiesbeing loaded over S.C. Railway.
In the passenger segment,South Central Railway carried 288 million passengers during the period from April-December 2011, i.e., above 10 lakh passengers per day on an average, registering a growth rate of +7.7% over the corresponding period of the previous year.
The passenger segment posted earnings of Rs. 1491.17 cr. during the period from April-December 2011 compared to Rs. 1380.14 cr. for the corresponding period of the previous year, which is 8% higher.
The earnings from other miscellaneous sources viz., Parcel loading, Ticket Checking, and Commercial Advertisements and other sundries also has shown a healthy growth of 9.6 % over the corresponding period of last year by posting a cumulative earnings of Rs. 255 Cr. during April-December 2011.