The region of Central India has been blessed with abundance of rich minerals and vast coal deposits, extremely vital for the industrial & economic growth for a developing nation like ours. These vast resources are the backbone of rapid industrialization process and to add infrastructural facilities in the overall growth of nation. Industrial activities are being undertaken at a very fast pace in this region which is further increasing day by day.
SECR is situated in the heartland of Central India & serving the states of Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Maharastra, with proud privilege. This Railway plays a paramount role in the transportation of Minerals and Coals to different Power Plants & Industrial Units all over the country. Performance of SECR over last eight consecutive financial years has been appreciated. The main commodities being transported are Coal, Iron & Steel, iron ore, cement and fertilizers. When we look at the indices of SECR, amazingly we find that even though it has only 3.98 % Railway track kilometers of Indian Railways, SECR carries about 14.07 % of total volume of freight traffic on Indian Railways.At the same time, it has the minimal strength of the employees i.e. only 3 % of the total work force of Indian Railways, whereas the operating ratio on this railway has been extremely good i.e. only 53.66 % on Indian Railways. SECR has focused more on capacity utilization, reduction in unit costs, energy conservation and quality improvement of service which yielded remarkable results
The freight traffic and the number of originating passengers has increased on SECR.