Numero Uno in Container Loading, Non-Freight Revenue, Punctuality and Sales Performance
Western Railway has the status of pioneer in introduction of world’s 1st ever ladies special train in May, 1992 and of India’s 1st ever fully air-conditioned suburban train in December 2017. Now once again they set new records by achieving best ever performances in various fields during the concluded financial year 2019-20. Despite the tough times amidst the 21-day Coronavirus lockdown, it continues to break all barriers in achieving & becoming the best of the best.
Alok Kansal- General Manager of Western Rly has congratulated all concerned Principal Heads of Departments & their teams for their marvelous achievements despite several challenging situations.
According to a press release issued by WR CPRO Ravinder Bhakar, in its journey, Western Railway has achieved many milestones and the year 2019-20 was no exception. There have been several landmark events recently, From initiating various green projects to introducing the best & modern passenger facilities. This year has been an eventful one and full of achievements for Western Railway.
Bhakar stated that the financial year 2019-20 has been a very successful year for W.Rly on various fronts. During this year, WR not only surpassed commercial earning targets by setting new records and breaking previous records, but also has been successful in achieving the first position in earnings from Non-Freight Revenue (Advertisements) of Rs. 91.71 cr.
It is also worth mentioning that Western Railway has retained its Number One position in Punctuality in the 2019-20 financial year. The Railway achieved punctuality of 92.93% which is beyond its own target of the year, that is 90%.
W.Rly also achieved the Highest Coach Utilization with 530 KM per day per coach for 2019-20 amongst all Zonal Railways. On the other hand, Western Railway also achieved big in coach utilization, increase in speed, electrification and elimination of level crossings during the year.
In an unprecedented effort, Western Railway has clocked distinction of best ever achievement in major segments of Commercial earnings. It achieved the first rank in Non-Freight Revenue by clocking in Rs. 91.71 crs (provisional) over Indian Railways. This is 29.05% more than that the last financial year and an all time high for Western Railway. Best Ticket Checking earnings were marked at Rs. 135.51 cr which is 3.99% more than the last year. Western Railway also marked an all time high Parking Earnings of Rs. 16.96 cr which is 7.58% more than last year.
Apart from registering a historical growth in earnings, Western Railway has secured the first rank in Container loading over Indian Railways. The Railway achieved 21.68 MT loading in the year 2019-20 surpassing the previous best of 20.36 MT in 2018-19. Western Railway has secure the second rank over Indian Railways in Earnings/MTRs with Rs. 133.32 cr. The Railway also achieved its ever best containers single day loading of 55 rakes on 27th August, 2019, surpassing the previous best record of 50 rakes on 31st March, 2019.
Western Railway also ranked first in POL loading and Fertilizer loading over Indian Railways. It also proved its mettle by running the highest 3771 Double Stack Containers in 2019-20 surpassing their previous best of 3497 trains in 2018-19. The railway also ran the highest number of long haul trains summing to 1162 trains surpassing their previous best of 1015 trains in the financial year 2018-19. Western Railway has achieved highest speed of goods trains of 28.3 km/hr in year 2019-20 surpassing the previous best of 26.8 km/hr in year 2018-19.
The Rolling Stock Workshops of Western Railway did exceptionally well to raise their productivity levels to new highs. Consequently, the out-turns of POH of Passenger Coaches, wagons, MEMUs and DEMUs set-up all time high records. This was achieved in spite of days lost to lockdown due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Western Railway is the first Railway to achieve zero Scrap status in all major workshops, stations & Sheds in Year 2019-20 under Mission Zero Scrap. In the financial year 2019-20, it marked the highest scrap sale among all Railways and more than 26.84% of second highest sale of Rs. 420 crs. WR sale is 12.36% of total sale of all Railways in 2019-20.
In 2018-19, WR sale was the ever highest of Indian Railways. This year also, sale of WR was Rs. 533 cr till 23rd March, 2020. Subsequently, all the auctions of WR was cancelled due to Coronavirus Pandemic otherwise last year sale could have been surpassed easily. Western Railway is the first Railway which has achieved NIL status of inactive and surplus status in Indian Railway since November 2019. At present, Inactive items are NIL & Surplus items are NIL too.
The physical Turn Over Ratio(TOR) of Western Railway for the year 2019-20 is 15.44% which is third best in Indian Railway in Inventory Management. It is also worth mentioning that Western Railway is the first Railway to portray a Heritage Gallery of Old Printing Press & allied Machines in Mahalaxmi General Stores Depot.