Railways' freight earnings up by 4.15%



Railways` freight earnings up by 4.15% New Delhi: The Railways have generated Rs 13,766.83 crore in revenue from freight during April-June 2009 as compared to Rs 13,218.62 crore during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.15 per cent.

Railways carried 213.09 million tonnes of freight traffic during April-June 2009 as compared to 203.00 million tonnes during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.97 per cent, according to an official release.

Out of the total earnings of Rs 4,551.64 crore from freight during June 2009, Rs 1787.72 crore came from transporting 31.82 million tonnes of coal, followed by Rs 591.63 crore from 10.25 million tonnes of iron ore for exports, steel plants and other domestic users.

Railways earned Rs 430.50 crore from transporting 7.80 million tonnes of cement, Rs 232.34 crore from 2.33 million tonnes of foodgrains and Rs 288.60 crore from 3.32 million tonnes of petroleum oil and lubricant.

The PSU earned Rs 300.47 crore from transporting 2.63 million tonnes of Pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points, Rs 263.24 crore from 3.68 million tonnes of fertilizers, Rs 80.05 crore from 1.08 million tonnes of raw material for steel plants except iron ore, Rs 232.07 crore from 2.99 million tonnes by container service and Rs 345.02 crore from 5.63 million tonnes of other goods.

Bureau Report