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Indian Railways registers more than 10 per cent jump in freight loading

by BQ News Bureau
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Indian Railways’ freight loading for September 2020 (till September 6) crossed the volume of the corresponding period last year.

The loading was 19.19 million tonnes, which is 10.41 per cent  (1.81 million tonnes) higher compared to last year’s loading for the same period (17.38 million tonnes). In this period, it earned Rs. 1836.15 crore through freight loading, which is also Rs.129.68 crore higher when compared to last year’s earnings of Rs. 1706.47 crore.

The loading includes 8.11 million tonnes of coal, 2.59 million tonnes of iron ore, 1.2 million tonnes of food grains, 1.03 million tonnes of fertilizers and 1.05 million tonnes of cement.

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