Insights on Performance of South Eastern Railway in Year 2021

Year 2021 has been a remarkable year for South Eastern Railway in terms of freight loading and revenue. During the last year, SER has many notable achievements which are as under:

  • 130 kmph train operation started on Andul-Jharsuguda section of Howrah-Mumbai mainline.
  • Loading of 175.4 MT achieved in 2020-21 is highest ever Loading performance of SER.
  • Gross Apportioned revenue for Calendar Year 2021(Upto Nov) was 15079 cr which is 14.86% higher than previous year.
  • 67 rakes of BOXNHL have been converted to 25T axle load to improve throughput.
  • Under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, all identified 74 trains of SER have been provided with OBHS  services in the year 2021.
  • 9 Trains including 11 rakes of conventional coaches were converted to LHB.
  • Phase-I work of Sankrail – Freight terminal completed and was inaugurated by Hon’ble MR on 19.02.2021.
  • Kalaikunda-Jhargram 3rd line section was commissioned and was Inaugurated by Hon’ble PM on 22.02.2021.
  • 32 Level crossings were closed in the year 2021 by construction of 16 Road under bridges and 5 Road Over bridges to improvement of safety of Road traffic.
  • 4 nos. New Passenger lifts and 1 no. Escalator commissioned at various Stations of South Eastern Railway in the year 2021.
  • 406.18 TKM Electrification achieved in the year 2021 compared to 227.42 TKM in previous year.
  • Highest Electric Loco holding among all Zones of IR of 1064 Locos achieved in the year 2021.
  • In March’2021, New Traction sub-station (132KV/25KV) was commissioned at Rourkela Steel Plant in CKP division.
  • Electronic Interlocking has been commissioned at 11 stations (Baltikuri, Gidhni, Chakulia, Kalunga, Rajgangpur, Jhinkpani, Rangra, Muradih, Sudamdih, Bokaro E Cabion, Lodhma) and Modified at 8 stations (Jhargram, Bagdehi, Sardega, Balsiring, Muri, Jarsuguda Goods Yard, Jharsuguda Passenger Yard and Gokulpur).
  • CCTV systems installed at 28 stations for Passenger safety and security.
  • 41 IPS systems have been installed for uninterrupted power supply to signalling systems
  • Under Green initiatives of SER, Supervisory Training Centre, KGP has achieved IGBC Green Existing Building Rating System “Gold” certification in the month of Feb’2021.
  • Under Covid mitigation measures, 143825 Covid vaccine doses have been administered in various hospitals of South Eastern Railway. 1 LMO tank has been installed at Central Hospital GRC.
  • A special Lady RPF commando team has been formed in Ranchi Division of South Eastern Railway for ensuring Safety and Security of Ladies and Girls travelling in trains.
  • Bisra-Bondamunda (A cabin) (4.2 Km) of super critical project Monaharpur- Bondamunda (A) 3rd line (30 Km) commissioned on 24.08.2021.
  • Balsring -Lodhma (9.9 Km) of Bondamunda-Ranchi Doubling commissioned on 30.12.2021.

Important Bridge completed in 2021:

  • Br No-124, [9×45.7(OWG)+1×18.3(CG)] completed in connection with Rourkela – Jharsuguda 3rd line (101.4 km).
  • Br. No 21(IB Bridge) span (11×45.7 m TG) completed in connection with Jharsuguda- Kechobahal (20 km).

Yard remodelling Works completed in 2021:

  • Phase-I work of Sankrail Goods terminal yard has been completed and commissioning has been inaugurated by Hon’ble MR on 19.02.2021.
  • Yard remodeling works of Jhinkpani yard done on 11.09.2021 after 15 (11+4) days NI.
  • Jharsuguda Goods Yard commissioned on 05.12.2021.
  • Jharsuguda Passenger yard commissioned on 06.12.2021.
  • Kalunga yard remodeling work done to accommodate 3rd line work after NI.

Quarters completed in 2021:

  • 12 units Type-II quarters at Bhagha (PB item No. 544 of 2020-21) completed and handed over to Open Line.
  • 4 units of Type-IV quarters at Hatia has been completed and allotted to occupant in Apr’21.

Other important works completed in 2021:

  • Kanthi /TSS- Isolation facilities at 132 kv sideof TSS completed by WBSETCL on 18.03.2021.
  • Platform shelter of platform No.1 at Govindpur station has been completed on 21.07.21.
  • Replacement of  Auto signaling works of  Deulti-Mecheda(7.5  km) completed and commissioned on 11.09.2021.
  • Additional loading line at Sardega for MCL project completed and commissioned on 01.09.2021

Sports Performance for the year 2021:

  • Inter- national Championship
  • Ms. Nikki Pradhan, Ms. Salima Tete (Hockey) & Ms. Sutirtha Mukherjee (Table Tennis) represented the national team in the Tokyo Olympics2020. Ms. Pradhan & Ms. Salima Tete stood 4th in the championship.
  • Sri Javed Ali Khan represented India in World Body Building Championship and secured 2ndposition.
  • Ms. Nikki Pradhan selected for Sr. Women Hockey Asian Championship Trophy to be held in Korea.
  • Ms. Salima Tete and Ms. Sangita Kumari have been selected for FIH Jr. Women World Cup.

Source: PIB- Press Release | Image Credit (representational): SER

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