The Katihar Division of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has surpassed the freight loading target fixed for the entire 2017-18 financial year on March 18 itself, an official release informed.
With a target of 3.140 Metric Tonne which translates to loading of 155 wagons per day, the division achieved loading of 3.141 MT or 158.1 wagons per day till March 18, the release from NFR Chief Public Relations Officer said.
“There are a few days left in the financial year, and hence it is expected that the division would surpass the target fixed for it by a good margin,” it added.
Freight loading is a major source of revenue for Indian Railways and the Railway Board, the apex decision making body of the Ministry of Railways, sets freight loading target for each of the zonal railways at the beginning of a every financial year.
“Achieving these targets is an achievement in itself as these targets are often very stiff and high,” the release maintained.
The Katihar Division achieved the feat by loading 800 rakes (a complete train) of petroleum oil and lubricants, 259 rakes of maize, 141 rakes of RMC & 13 rakes of other commodities, it said.
During the last financial year, the division had achieved a loading of 3.003 MT or 148.4 wagons per day, it added.