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Kolkata, March 30, 2024 :

 Eastern Railway proudly announces a historic milestone in its operations, achieving the highest ever freight loading in its esteemed history. With an astounding 85.65 million tonnes of freight loaded in the current financial year of 2023-24, Eastern Railway has surpassed its previous record of 78.73 million tonnes of last financial year 2022-23, showcasing an impressive growth trajectory and unwavering commitment to excellence.

This remarkable achievement underscores Eastern Railway's resilience and dedication to meeting the evolving demands of the freight industry. Despite its reputation as a passenger-centric railway, Eastern Railway has demonstrated exceptional prowess in freight transportation, setting a new benchmark for efficiency and productivity.

Under the visionary leadership of Shri Milind K Deouskar, General Manager of Eastern Railway, and the concerted efforts of various departments at Headquarters and Divisional levels, this milestone has been made possible. The unwavering support and guidance from the Traffic Commercial Directorate of Railway Board have further facilitated Eastern Railway's journey towards success.

Shri R. Meena, Principal Chief Operations Manager of Eastern Railway, emphasized the railway's commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. Through initiatives such as the Gati Shakti project and the establishment of new freight terminals, Eastern Railway has expanded its operational capabilities and enhanced its capacity to serve the growing needs of the freight industry. The diligent efforts of the Business Development Units (BDUs) in negotiating for new varieties of freight have also played a pivotal role in achieving this historic milestone.

Eastern Railway expresses its gratitude to all stakeholders, including customers, partners, and employees, whose unwavering support and dedication have been instrumental in this remarkable accomplishment. As Eastern Railway continues to chart new frontiers in freight transportation, it remains steadfast in its commitment to delivering excellence and driving economic growth across the region.

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