In October, the Indian Railways’ loading was 108.16 million tonnes, 15 % higher compared to last year’s loading (93.75 million tonnes) for the same period.
The Ministry of Railways has held meetings with the top leadership of iron and steel, cement, power, coal, automobiles and logistics service providers to strengthen and further boost the freight business. Freight figures continue to maintain the high momentum in terms of earnings and loading in October for the Indian Railways.
In October, Indian Railways earned Rs. 10,405.12 crore from freight loading, which is also Rs. 868.90 crore (9%) higher compared to last year’s earnings for the same period (Rs. 9536.22 crore).
In October, the loading was 108.16 million tonnes, which included 46.97 million tonnes of coal, 14.68 million tonnes of iron ore, 5.03 million tonnes of foodgrains, 5.93 million tonnes of fertilizers and 6.62 million tonnes of cement (excluding clinker).