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Waltair Division registers growth by handling 36.08 million tonnes of cargo

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Waltair Division of East Coast Railway has registered an increase in freight and passenger earning for the first eight months of the current financial year.

The freight traffic handled between April and November 2017 was 36.08 million tonnes as against 34.74 million tonnes during the same period last year. The corresponding freight earnings were Rs.4,114 crore and Rs.3,794 crore respectively said Division Railway Manager Mukul Saran Mathur. There was a marginal reduction in the number of passengers carried at 23.65 million during the first eight months as against 23.82 million during the same period in the past year. The passenger earnings, registered an increase at Rs.362 crore as against Rs.332 crore during the previous year. The division has collected Rs.7.21 crore as penalties so far this year compared to Rs.5.9 core last year.