Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR reviews safety, freight loading and punctuality of the zone

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Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway conducted a detailed review meeting o­n safety, freight loading and punctuality of the Zone on 07th December, 2020 at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. Principal Heads of Departments; Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) of all the six divisions viz., Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur, Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Nanded Divisions participated through web conference.

  • Shri Gajanan Mallya conducted a review o­n safety measures to be observed mainly at station yards, sidings etc. to avert all the incidents related to train operations and safety. 
  • He advised the officials to strictly adhere to the guidelines to ensure safety of the tracks. 
  • The General Manager reviewed the freight loading of the zone which has shown significant improvement as compared to the month of December,19. 
  • He also reviewed the action plan of the divisions o­n loading and transportation of various commodities, food grains, fertilizers, agro products and granite etc.
  • The General Manager appreciated the enhancement of speed for freight trains and also advised the officials to remove the caution orders related to speed restrictions wherever feasible to further improve the speed of freight movement. 
  • He also held a detailed review with all the Divisional Railway Managers o­n the performance of Business Development Units (BDU’s) and emphasized o­n continuous persuasion with the customers in order to increase the outreach.
  • The General Manager reviewed the progress of o­n-going projects and advised the officials to speed up the works so as to achieve the target of completion and reviewed few other important projects which are designed to help in enhancement of coal loading.

Recent Achievement:

For the 3rd Consecutive month, Freight Loading of South Central Railway has surpassed the freight loading of the corresponding month in the previous year, registering the highest loading for 2020-21 in November 2020.

  • The Zone has recorded freight loading of 9.3 MTs during the month of November 2020 compared to the loading of 8.9 MT recorded during November 2019. 
  • Inspite of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Zone continues to show positive momentum in the freight loading due to the relentless efforts of Team SCR under the guidance and leadership of Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR.
  • The diversification of the freight basket also continues with the growth in other commodities loading more than making up marginal reduction in Coal loading.
  • The sustained focus o­n agricultural commodities loading has led to Foodgrains and Fertiliser loading growing by 25% (0.64 MT) and 44% (0.62 MT) respectively in November 2020 over last year. 
  • With continuous monitoring and follow up by the team SCR,Cement and Containers loading have also seen an upswing. 
  • Containers Loading registered to the tune of 0.152 Million Tonnes in November 2020 which is 67% higher when compared with corresponding period of the previous year, while Cement Loading registered 2.84 MTs which is 50 % more than the previous year loading in the same month (1.9 MTs).
  • Several freight concessions and policy initiatives introduced by Railways especially in terms of both Tariff and Non-Tariff initiatives for commodities across the spectrum have positively contributed towards the improvement in growth of freight loading.
  • Simultaneously, the setting-up of Business Development Units at Zonal and Divisional level has helped in making in-roads into stream of traffic as well as new destinations for the existing commodities.
  • The movement of freight trains has also been given due importance and regularly monitored at all levels. 
  • The average speed of freight trains in the month of November was around 50 Kmph, which is an improvement of 85% when compared to 27 Kmph registered in the same month last year.

Source: South Central Railway-Press Release | Image Credit: South Central Railway

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