SWR Mysuru Division Posts Record Freight Revenue of Rs. 688.18 Crores in FY 2021-22

Mysore/Mysore: Despite the many challenges posed by Covid-19South Western Railway (SWR), Mysuru Division, recorded highest ever freight revenue of Rs. 688.18 crores in 2021-22, an impressive growth of 54.58% over last year and 22.60% above the target set for the Division.

Tonnage too, at 9.09 million tonnes, jumped 32.24% compared to last year. Interestingly, freight revenue from iron ore transport alone amounted to a whopping Rs 503 crore, exceeding the entire freight revenue of FY 2020-21.

Backed by an aggressive and sustained marketing strategy from the division’s Business Development Unit (BDU), maize traffic was taken over by the railways with 123 rakes having been dispatched, bringing in net revenues of Rs. 32, 50 crore.

The SWR Mysuru division is diversifying its cargo basket by seeing automobiles as a potential space to exploit. In the current fiscal year, up to 20.5 rakes, comprising 22,500 two-wheelers from TVS Group have been shipped from Nanjangud City Railway Station to the northern and northeastern parts of the country generating revenue of 4 crore rupees. Traditional commodities loaded in Mysuru division include iron ore, petroleum products, food grains, sugar, cement, ballast and others.

Also in the parcels segment, the division achieved the highest revenue ever at Rs.9.60 crore. A total of 17,475 tons of parcels were removed during the current year, registering an increase of more than 100% against 8,534 tons recorded in 2020-21. In line with the Ministry of Railways policy to strengthen the agricultural sector to alleviate the hardships of the farming community in transporting perishable goods including fruits and vegetables, SWR Mysuru Division shipped nearly 20,000 bags of onions to the Northern and North Eastern states and the revenue earned is Rs. 52 million. In addition to this, 16 parcel freight express trains were operated from Nanjangud city carrying Nestlé products, tires and others, generating revenue of Rs. 2 crores.

More than 130 loaded vans were attached to trains carrying fast-moving passengers, generating revenue of Rs. 3.36 crores.

On the passenger front, the Division earned Rs. 193.80 crore in the current year carrying 14.04 million passengers on home base. Sundries revenue stood at Rs. 11 crores.

With this, the division’s gross revenue from cargo, parcel and passenger traffic stands at Rs. 902 crores.

Apart from this, when it comes to punctuality, Mysuru Division has achieved the best results in SWR achieving 99.14% punctuality in 2021-2022 in Mail/Express train traffic, compared to 97.91% in the year. last.

Despite the negative fallout from the pandemic, the Mysuru Division has not only been able to undertake record freight activity in the current year, but has also kept supply chains uninterrupted through smooth movement of merchandise on its network, according to a press release from Dr. Manjunath Kanamadi, Sr. Divisional Commercial Manager and Sr. PRO.

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