Southern Railway records robust growth in freight and passenger segment
29.351 Million Tonnes of Originating Freight loading achieved in the first nine months of 2023-24 recording 6% increase over corresponding period of last FY
Originating freight earnings of Rs.2651 Crores registered in April – December 2023
Originating Passenger earnings of Rs.5254.93 Crores achieved with a passenger volume of 528 Million originating passengers recorded during April-December 2023
Southern Railway is progressively experiencing a robust growth in passenger and freight traffic as a result of concerted efforts. With respect to traffic handled as well as total revenue generated, the zone has outperformed the previous year.
Witnessing continuous progress in the freight segment, Southern Railway’s freight figures rose substantially in the first nine months of the current fiscal 2023-24. The Zone attained Originating Freight Earnings of Rs.2651 Crores with the volume of 29.351 Million tonnes (MT) of originating freight loading registered during the period. At 29.351 Million Tonnes, the originating freight loading registered during April - December 2023 exceeded the corresponding figures of last FY 2022-23 by 6% which stood at 27.660 Million Tones.
In December 2023, Southern Railway registered an Originating freight loading of 3.241 Million tones.
The growth in freight loading has been fuelled by commodities such as Coal, Iron & Steel, Fertilizers, Iron Ore, Cement, Food grains. Petroleum/Oil/Lubricants(POL), Container traffic.
A predominantly passenger-oriented Zone, Southern Railway carried 528 Million (52.8 Crores) passengers in the current FY 2023-24 till December 2023, an increase of 12.8% over the corresponding period of last year (468 Million passengers). During the mentioned nine month period, the originating passenger revenue recorded was Rs.5254.93 Crores registering an increase of 12.1% over the same period last year (Rs.4689.46 Crores).