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BIG FEAT! Indian Railways clocks highest loading figure for 10th consecutive month vis a vis 2020, 2019; revenue goes up too
Indian Railways has been creating milestone in these difficult times by clocking highest ever freight figures in the last 10 months.
Indian Railways has been creating milestone in these difficult times by clocking highest ever freight figures in the last 10 months. The highest ever loading is in terms of the previous year, which was pandemic hit (2020), and the previous year (2019) too. The railways has been successful in carrying highest ever loading for 10 consecutive respective months between September, 2020 to June, 2021, said the Indian Railways in a statement on Friday.
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In the month of June 2021, Indian Railways freight loading was 112.65 million tonnes which is 11.19 % higher compared to June 2019 (101.31 million tonnes), a normal year, and 20.37 % higher compared to June 2020 (93.59 million tonnes) for the same period.
Highest Ever Freight Loading: Railways has recorded highest ever freight loading for 10 consecutive months from September 2020 to June 2021
Freight loading in June 2021 was 112.6 mn tonnes, 20% higher compared to June 2020 & 11% higher than June 2019.
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) July 2, 2021
Similarly, in June 2021, Indian Railways earned Rs. 11186.81 crores from freight loading which is also 26.7 % higher compared to June 2020 (Rs. 8829.68 crores) and 4.48 % higher compared to June 2019 (Rs. 10707.53 crores).
The important commodities transported during June 2021 includes 50.03 million tonnes of Coal, 14.53 million tonnes of Iron Ore, 5.53 million tonnes of Pig Iron & Finished Steel, 5.53 million tonnes of Food Grains, 4.71 million tonnes of Fertilizers, 3.66 million tonnes of Mineral Oil, 6.59 million tonnes of Cement (excluding clinker) and 4.28 million tonnes of Clinker.
The railways said that these figures are despite a number of concessions/ discounts also being given by Indian Railways to make Railways Freight movement very attractive. It may be noted that the speed of freight trains has been enhanced in the existing network.
"Freight speed improvement leads saving of costs for all stake holders. Freight speed has doubled over the last 19 months. Covid 19 has been used by Indian Railways as an opportunity to improve all round efficiencies and performances," said a release from the Ministry of Railways
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