Passenger, freight traffic increases

Passenger, freight traffic increases

SWR posts earnings of ` 338.71 crore up to December 2010

He was speaking at the 62nd Republic Day celebrations organised by the South Western Railway (SWR) Mysore Division at the Railway Sports Ground here on Wednesday.

Highlighting the performance of Mysore Division in the current year (Up to December 2010), Verma said that the Division had shown significant improvement over the corresponding period of previous year despite the ban on export of iron ore by the State government.

Earnings

The Division has lifted 3.72 Million Tonnes of revenue earning originating traffic and earned ` 338.71 crore.

In the passenger segment, the Division had recorded 14.6 per cent growth over the corresponding period of last year and earning ` 105.01 crore from passenger traffic.
Sundry earnings had shown a growth of 98.48 per cent in this period.

The punctuality of passenger-carrying mail/ Express trains was 75.48 per cent, he added. He touched upon the excellent safety record of the Division in the current year.

He stated that the self-propelled Accident Relief Train (ART), which was the first of its kind on Indian railways had been stationed in Mysore to meet emergency situation.

Verma outlined various measures taken to enhance the level of passenger satisfaction, such as provision of safe drinking water, adequate number of toilets and improved catering services.

He further said that adequate steps for ensuring adequate hygiene and standards of cleaning of coaches and as well as mechanised cleaning at major stations by professionals were undertaken. With continued threat perceptions from terrorists/ anti-social elements, Verma said that in addition to vigil on the part of personnel of Railway Protection Force & Government Railway Police, a Closed Circuit Surveillance System was also introduced at Mysore Railway station.

Besides this, an Integrated Security Scheme is on the anvil at important stations of the Division in the direction of instilling a sense of confidence among our customers for a safe and secure journey.

Energy conservation

Verma said the Division had taken the lead in energy conservation by use of energy efficient fittings such as digital electronics meters.

He said by judicious shutting down of diesel locomotives,  6.23 lakh litres of High Speed Diesel (HSD) were saved up to end of December 2010.

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