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Seems the night train really boosted the passenger numbers, freight doing impressive volumes too

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Based on the performance of Jan & Feb 2021, if we keep that up and round off the tonnage to an average of 450,000 tone per month we would be looking for at least 5.4 Million tones for the year 2021. This will officially be higher than the designed carrying capacity of the MGR (Which WB had said we should rehabilitate and use that instead of the SGR). And to be fair, WB had also said that if we were to upgrade the MGR (as opposed to rehabilitate) we could have increased the MGR's capacity to 9 Million tonnes which would be enough to serve us till 2035, But looking at the current trajectory of the SGR performance, 2021 will be 4 years since we begun so by 2025 we would probably be past 10 Million tones p.a
 

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Based on the performance of Jan & Feb 2021, if we keep that up and round off the tonnage to an average of 450,000 tone per month we would be looking for at least 5.4 Million tones for the year 2021. This will officially be higher than the designed carrying capacity of the MGR (Which WB had said we should rehabilitate and use that instead of the SGR). And to be fair, WB had also said that if we were to upgrade the MGR (as opposed to rehabilitate) we could have increased the MGR's capacity to 9 Million tonnes which would be enough to serve us till 2035, But looking at the current trajectory of the SGR performance, 2021 will be 4 years since we begun so by 2025 we would probably be past 10 Million tones p.a
When that happens and the tonnage moved by MGR reaches the projected limit in the next 5 years, the question of viability for the SGR connection to Uganda will have been answered and funding and construction for the last phases will commence in tandem to construction of the Ugandan SGR. So in the end we will have benefitted from rehabilitated MGR railway lines serving almost close to 90% of the population and we will have the SGR that will eventually be the backbone for East African regional rail transport.
 
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