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TVM, Palghat divisions celebrate Railway week

Written by: Staff

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 10 (UNI) The Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad Divisions of the Southern Railway today celebrated their 51st Railway week celebrations at their respective headquarters.

Speaking on the occasion here, Thiruvananthapuram Divisional Railway Manager S Vijayakumaran said the Division had registered a substantial growth during 2005-2006, particularly through goods traffic.

The Division had succeeded in improving the goods movement to 2,279 MT this year, he said in a release here.

The passenger earning had also increased to Rs 293.04 crore this year from Rs 261.53 crore in the previous year, a growth of 12 per cent, he said adding that the overall earning of the Division had gone up to Rs 423.79 crore.

Mr Vijayakumaran said the Division would spend Rs seven crore during the current financial year for improving passenger amenities.

At the celebrations in Pallakad, Divisional Railway Manager S K Sharma said it had achieved the best ever freight loading of 3.91 million tonnes during the Division's history, which was more than 25.7 per cent more than the previous year.

The total earnings of the Division also went up by 12 per cent as compared to last year.

The Division had operated 1,411 special trains, which was 85.4 per cent more than the previous year's figure of 761 special trains, he said in a release.

Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Air Command Air Marshal S Y Savur and Former Atomic Energy Commission Chairman M R Srinivasan were the chief guests at Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad Division.


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