Continuing with the growth track, Indian Railways has carried over 887 million tonnes (MT) of freight loading till October this year, an increase of 31.6 MT as compared to the same period last year.
On a cumulative basis from April – October 2023, freight loading of 887.25 MT as against last year’s loading of 855.64 MT, an improvement of about 31.61 MT over last year’s loading for the corresponding period.
The railways have earned Rs 95,929.30 crore against Rs 92,345.27 crore over the last year which is an improvement of about Rs 3584.03 crore as compared to the same period of the last year.
During October 2023, originating freight loading of 129.03 MT has been achieved against loading of 118.95 MT in October 2022, which is an improvement of approx 8.47 per cent over the last year.
Freight revenue of Rs 14,231.05 crore has been achieved in October 2023 against Rs 13,353.81 crore freight earnings in October 2022, thereby showing an improvement of about 6.57 per cent over the last year.
During October 2023, the national transporter has completed loading of 64.82 MT in Coal, 14.81 MT in iron ore, 5.74 MT in pig iron and finished steel, 6.32 MT in cement (excluding clinker), 4.77 MT in clinker, 3.62 MT in food grains, 5.72 MT in fertilizers, 4.35 MT in mineral oil, 7.15 MT in Containers and 8.55 MT in balance other goods.
Following the Mantra, “Hungry For Cargo”, the Railways has made sustained efforts to improve the ease of doing business as well as improve the service delivery at competitive prices.
The customer-centric approach and work of business development units backed up by agile policy making helped railways towards this significant achievement.
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