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Mysore: The Mysore Division of the Southwestern Railway has won wide acclaim even in such a difficult time of the present Covid19 epidemic.
The Indian Railway has proven itself committed to delivering essential commodities across the country.
Mysuru Division of South Western Railway has registered an unprecedented growth of 1152 % in freight revenue of Rs. 59.95 Cr. during May 2021 as against the corresponding period of last year.
Mysuru Division has achieved an Originating Loading of 0.768 MT in May-2021 as against of 0.082 MT during May-2020 by registering a growth of 836.59%.
Loading of Iron ore from Mysuru Division shown a highest ever monthly growth of 0.678 MT and a revenue of Rs.53.83 Cr. First ever loading of Two Point Originating Combination in Newly Modified Goods(NMG) rake which contains two wheelers from Kadokola of Mysuru Division and Tillers from Malur of Bengaluru Division. Business Development Unit (BDU) has captured new traffic of Sugar from Haveri and loaded 0.002 MT of Sugar to Navi Mumbai by fetching an additional revenue of 20.65 lakhs.
The growth has been possible through continuous interactions and marketing efforts of the BDU constituted in the division to revitalize the freight segment in this critical situation.
Similarly, the parcel revenue has also witnessed an upward trend with the division grossing revenue of Rs.16.15 lakhs for the month of May 2021 in comparison to Rs.5.93 lakhs in May 2020.
The division loaded its traditional commodities like iron-ore, petroleum products, cement, food grains like maize and sugaretc. from stations; Sasalu, Ranibennur, Amravati Colony, Ammasandra, Chikjajur, Haveri and Hassan.
Dr. Manjunath Kanamadi said, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager appraised all railway men and women to relentlessly strive for scaling newer heights in contributing to the efforts of the Government in providing succour to the needy. He congratulated the Business Development Unit and the staff involved in maintenance of rail assets in achieving this feat.
Rahul Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager said, this has been possible by the special efforts of the Officers and staff, despite the Lockdown imposed due to Covid -19 Pandemic in keeping the wheels of transport moving. He reiterated that all necessary measures were in place for sustaining the pace in freight operations in the coming months.