Indian Railways to load 1,216 MT of Freight this year

NEW DELHI: Indian Railways expects to load 1,216 million tonnes (mt) of goods this fiscal (2018-19), the Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said here on Friday.

This is about 55 mt more than the freight loaded by the Railways in the fiscal ending March 2018. In 2018, the Railways had loaded an extra 53 mt freight against the previous fiscal. Biggest share of the extra loading has accrued from coal and coke till February, according to the Indian Railways data.

A large chunk — two-thirds of total revenue of the Indian Railways — accrues from moving freight such as coal, coke, petroleum products, cement, food grain, iron and steel and containers.