The South Central Railway might have had another bad year in terms of people traveling as the pandemic forced people not to travel by trains, and then months of lockdown created issues this time around as well.
However, the SCR has made some big money in terms of parceling things as the railways made a mind-blowing Rs.109 crores in just six months of the FY 2021-2022 and broke all records and did way better than FY 2020's entire year parcel revenue of 108 crores. The SCR loaded more than 2.5 Lakh tonnes of the parcel with quite a wide range and made more than a whole year's revenue in six months.
According to the detailed calculation, the timetabled parcel trains have been the significant contributors to this record-breaking revenue. These timetabled trains have helped in a big way to transport essentials like milk, eggs, seasonal fruits, vegetables, and other commodities.
Doodh Duronto has been one of the significant revenue generators which went from SCR to the national capital and generated 3.7 crores. At the same time, 314 Kisan trains that ran from April to September carried mangoes, onions, eggs, and essentials generated Rs 49.43 crores revenue for the SCR.
Barcoding of all these consignments has also seen a 100% success rate, and the SCR or the destination station observed no damages or issues. The SCR aims to continue this run, and as people begin to opt for train journeys again, they intend to continue the balance of passenger and parcel services.