Indian Railways freight earnings up 10 pc during April to September 2014

Source: www.steelguru.com

PTI reported that Railways generated INR 48,062.07 crore of earnings from freight traffic during April to September 2014 as compared to INR 43,457.78 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 10.59%.

According to Railway Ministry data, Railways carried 532.44 million tonne of freight during April to September 2014 as compared to 511 million tonne carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.20%.

During September, railways generated INR 7,703.85 crore as compared to INR 6992.18 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 10.18%.

The national transporter earned INR 3,519.49 crore from transportation of 42.45 million tonne of coal, followed by INR 564.70 crore from 8.48 million tonneof iron ore for exports, steel plants and for other domestic user.

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