(Figures in million rupees)
|No. of Passengers (millions)||17.9||20.5||21.3||22.0|
|Vol. of Freight (Million tonnes)||2.6||2.8||2.2||2.5|
A primarily freight-driven division, Guntur started with earnings of only Rs. 930 million in 2003. A steady increase saw the figure reach Rs. 2.72 billion in 2007-08 before the ongoing worldwide recession brought it down to Rs. 2.37 billion in 2008-09. There was a marginal increase in the number of passengers carried as well as the earnings therefrom.
The division's total expenditure in 2008-09 was to the tune of Rs. 1.35 billion, primarily owing to its track renewal and passenger amenities works. Its Performance Efficiency Index was therefore pegged at 57.04%. The corresponding figures for 2007-08 were 0.89 billion and 32.92% respectively.
The Division was awarded the Signal and Telecommunications Shield of Excellence at the 54th Railway Week Celebrations of the South Central Railway in April, 2009.
The primary commodity transported by the division is cement. Other commodities include grains, cotton, chillies and timber waste. The main freight loading points are
- M/S India Cements Ltd.: Vishnupuram.
- M/S Penna Cements Ltd.: Vishnupuram and Miryalaguda.
- Rice: Miryalaguda and Nalgonda.
- Foodgrains, Cotton husk, Chillies: Reddipalem.
- Timber waste: Markapur and Cumbum.