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SWR transports record freight

Hubballi, 01 Aug (UNI) The South Western Railway (SWR) has Transported a record total of 13.96 Million Tonnes of Freight up to 31 July during the current Financial Year of 2021-22 registering an increase of 3.7 (36.09 percent) Million Tonnes comparing to the corresponding period of the previous year, according to an official press release issued by the headquarters of the SWR here on Sunday.
According to the press release, the total transported freight of the 13.96 Million Tonnes (MT) included 5.83 MT of Iron Ore, 2.95 MT of Coal, 0.23 MT of Cement and 0.22 MT of Fertilizers. Other commodities like Raw materials for steel plants, Food grains, Mineral Oil, Containers Etc., were also transported by the Zone.
The statement said that the loading of Iron Ore registered a growth of 91 percent, Cement 83.87 Percent and Fertilizers by 20 percent upto July this year comparing to the same corresponding period last year. The Indian Railways is committed to ensuring the loading of essential freight to reach throughout the country despite challenging circumstances in the backdrop of outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, the statement added.
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