MOSR replies to a Parliament Question on Income from Freight in Railways

NEW DELHI: The freight earnings of the Indian Railways for the last three years are as under:

Year Freight Earnings (₹ in crore)
2014-15 105791.34
2015-16 109207.65
2016-17 104338.54

The freight earnings of Indian Railways during the current year upto December-2017 are ₹81427.77crore, which reflects an increase of ₹6232.61crore (8.29%), when compared to freight earnings of ₹75195.16 crore during corresponding period of the last year.

The details of commodities-wise loading of last three years are as under:-

A Freight Loading   Period
Commodity 2014-15
(
in million tonne)
2015-16
(in million tonne)
2016-17
(in million tonne)

1

Coal 545.81 551.83 532.83

2

Raw material for Steel Plants 18.28 20.29 22.75

3

Pig Iron and Finished Steel 42.84 44.79 52.41

4

Iron Ore 112.77 116.94 137.55

5

Cement 109.80 105.35 103.29

6

Foodgrains 55.47 45.73 44.86

7

Fertilizers 47.41 52.23 48.34

8

Mineral Oil (POL) 41.10 43.24 42.42

9

Container Service 48.38 45.83 47.35

10

Balance other goods 73.40 75.28 74.35
  Total (A) 1095.26 1101.51 1106.15
B Parcel Loading 6.52 6.41 6.11

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha yesterday.

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