The Railways’ freight loading and corresponding earnings in October had been greater by 15 per cent and 9 per cent respectively than the numbers recorded throughout the identical month final 12 months, the nationwide transporter stated Sunday. “In October this 12 months, the Indian Railways’ loading was 108.16 million tonnes which is 15 per cent greater than final 12 months’s loading for a similar interval which was 93.75 million tonnes. On this interval Indian Railways earned Rs 10,405.12 crore from freight loading which is greater by Rs. 868.90 crore or 9 per cent compared to final 12 months’s earnings for a similar interval at Rs 9536.22 crore,” it stated.
Within the month of October 2020, the Indian Railways’ loading was 108.16 million tonnes which incorporates 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), the nationwide transporter stated. “It’s price mentioning that a variety of concessions/ reductions are additionally being given in Indian Railways to make Railways Freight motion very enticing,” the ministry stated in a press release.
“It might be famous that enhancements in freight actions can be institutionalized and included within the upcoming zero based mostly schedule. Additionally, to draw new enterprise and incentivise different present purchasers, Ministry of Railways has held conferences with high management of iron & metal, cement, energy, coal, vehicles and logistics service suppliers,” it stated.