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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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