Indian Railways earnings up by over 10 per cent

नई दिल्ली New Delhi:  Railways has generated Rs. 40,358.24 crore from freight traffic during April-August 2014 as compared to Rs. 36,465.58 crore during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 10.67 per cent.

Railways carried 445.73 million tonnes (MT) of freight during April-August 2014 as compared to 426.14 MT carried during the same period last year, showing an increase of 4.60 per cent. In August 2014, Railways generated Rs. 7,906.93 crore revenue compared to Rs. 6,775.43 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 16.70 per cent.

Out of this, Rs. 3,576.43 crore came from transportation of 43.43 MT of coal, followed by Rs. 607.62 crore from 9.33 MT of iron ore for exports, steel plants and for other domestic user and Rs. 627.08 crore from 8.14 MT of cement.

Railways earned Rs. 666.49 crore from 4.64 MT of food grains, Rs. 459.26 crore from 3.66 MT of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL), Rs. 526.95 crore from 3.53 MT of pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points, Rs. 392.30 crore from 3.82 million tonnes of fertilisers, Rs. 143.19 crore from 1.49 MT of raw material for steel plants except iron ore, Rs. 395.35 crore from 4.23 MT by container service, and Rs. 512.26 crore from 5.88 MT of other goods.

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