ECoR earns 11.07% more this first quarter than last yr


— GM Rajiv Vishnoi congratulates stakeholders for success
Bhubaneswar, August 14: In the first quarter of the current
financial year (FY) up to June 2015, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has
generated earnings to the tune of Rs 3,485.58 crore which is 11.07 per cent
more than in the corresponding period of last year. Similarly, it has loaded
41.22 MT, which is 6.98 per cent more than that of the corresponding period of
the last year.
In a message on the occasion of Independence Day ECoR General
Manager Rajiv Vishnoi congratulated all the stakeholders and stated that the
ECoR is doing exceptionally well this year also.
“In 2014-15, our Railway became the highest loading zone on
the Indian Railways by achieving a record loading of 161.91 MT, registering a
growth of 8.30 per cent over the last year’s loading of 149.50 MT. Similarly,
we carried 89.84 million passengers during 2014-15 against 88.83 million in
2013-14. In the originating earnings, our Railway stood at Rs15,344.22 crore in
2014-15 against Rs13,554.37 crore in 
2013-14. In 2014-15, our operating ratio stood at 51.79 per cent, which
is one of the best among 17 zonal railways,” maintained Vishnoi.
The GM also highlighted some newly commissioned projects,
including Delang-Puri doubling.
For achieving safety and reliability in train operation,
state-of-the-art electronic interlocking has been introduced at Delang,
Birpurushottampur, Sakhigopal, Maltipatpur and Puri stations in the current
year, stated Vishnoi. Similarly to avoid accidents at level crossings in the
current FY, 14 level crossing gates have all together been closed.
“ECoR has not only excelled in train operations, but also
achieved significant achievements in other fields like sports. For the first
time, we successfully organised All-India Railway Standard Judging and Testing
camp for Scouts and Guides and Inter-Railway cultural competition on dance at
Bhubaneswar in the current year,” said Vishnoi.
“I take this opportunity in thanking all our stakeholders
including our Trade Unions, members of ECoR Women’s Welfare Organisation for
their unstinted support and valuable co-operation, which gave us strength and
inspiration in all our accomplishments,” maintained Vishnoi.

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