Fresh record for Mysore rail division of the SWR

The Mysore division of the South Western Railway (SWR) registered a cumulative load of 6.624 million tonnes (mt) and earned whole revenue of INR 541.22 crore through the fiscal year 2012-13.

The earlier highest cumulative load achieved by the division was 6.459 mt during 2007-08.

On an average, 5 rakes of cargo trains were loaded with iron ore and transported year, Mr. Vinod Kumar, Divisional Railway Manager, Mysore division, said.

He said, the whole earnings of INR 541.22 crore were a 9.91% enlargement over the INR 492. 41 crore earned through 2011-12.

Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Mr. Anup Dayanand Sadhu pointed out that the lion’s share of the generally earnings of the division came from freight, which earned INR 374.35 crore, contributing more than 56% to the total earnings.

He said, under cargo, transportation of iron ore alone helped the division accrue INR 205. 86 crore during 2012-13 as against INR 170.64 crore earned during 2011-12.

The earnings from transportation of petroleum, oil and liquefied gas added INR 98.68 crore to the division’s kitty as against INR 91.67 crore earned during 2011-12.

According to Mr. Sadhu, the other major contributor was under passenger earnings. The division earned INR 158.78 crore during 2012-13 as against INR 144.82 crore the last fiscal year, a growth of 9.64%.

The division had bagged the overall efficiency shield for the 3rd consecutive time in view of its presentation on major parameters, Mr. Kumar said.

He added, in addition, all the major departments, including Finance, Electrical, Operations, Commercial, Safety and protection and Medical, had bagged the top award at the zonal level.