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09-07-2024
Press Release: ASANSOL DIVISION ACHIEVES REMARKABLE FREIGHT LOADING GROWTH IN JUNE 2024

ASANSOL DIVISION ACHIEVES REMARKABLE FREIGHT LOADING GROWTH IN JUNE 2024

Kolkata,  July 04, 2024 :

Asansol Division, a major loading hub of Eastern Railway, has recorded a substantial increase in freight loading for June 2024. The Division achieved a freight loading of 5.03 million tonnes, compared to 4.17 million tonnes in June 2023, marking an impressive 20.62% growth. This achievement highlights the Division's crucial role in the railway's freight operations. Coal remains the primary contributor, accounting for 80% of the total loading. Additionally, the Division also handles other general goods such as steel, cement, and more.

The upward trend is not limited to June alone. For the period from April to June 2024-25, Asansol Division registered a freight loading of 15.03 million tonnes. This is a notable increase from the 12.73 million tonnes recorded during the same period in 2023-24, reflecting a sharp 18.06% rise. This consistent performance underscores the Division's efficiency and its significant contribution to the Eastern Railway's overall freight traffic.

The management attributes this success to the dedicated efforts of its workforce and the strategic initiatives undertaken to enhance operational efficiency. Moving forward, Asansol Division aims to sustain this growth momentum and continue playing a pivotal role in India's rail freight sector.




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