The Katihar Division of Northeast Frontier railway has surpassed the Freight Loading Target fixed for the entire 2017- 18 financial year yesterday itself. The division had been given a freight loading target of 3.140 Metric Tonne which translates to loading of 155 Wagon per day. Against this, the division has achieved loading of 3.141 Metric Tonne or 158.1 Wagon per day till 18th March 2018. 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 may be mentioned here that 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 Katihar Division has 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. The division had achieved a loading of 3.003 Metric Tonne or 148.4 wagon per day during the last financial year.