Railways Commodity freight revenue climbs 8.41% in Q1, FY 2013-14 y/y

Railways carried 256.79 million tonnes of commodity-wise freight traffic during April-June 2013 as compared to 244.81 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.89 per cent.

Indian Railways have generated Rs. 22795.55 crore of revenue earnings from commodity-wise freight traffic during 1st April to 30th June 2013 as compared to Rs. 21027.96 crore during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 8.41 per cent.

Railways carried 256.79 million tons of commodity-wise freight traffic during April-June 2013 as compared to 244.81 million tons carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.89 per cent.

Out of the total earnings of Rs. 7471.30 crore from commodity-wise freight traffic during the month of June 2013, Rs. 3360.90 crore came from transportation of 42.33 million tons of coal, followed by Rs. 668.91 crore from 9.82 million tons of iron ore for exports, steel plants and for other domestic user, Rs. 660.35 crore from 8.23 million tons of cement, Rs. 563.70 crore from 4.15 million tons of foodgrains, Rs. 447.67 crore from 3.60 million tons of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL), Rs. 473.48 crore from 2.96 million tons of Pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points, Rs. 378.40 crore from 3.77 million tons of fertilizers, Rs. 120.01 crore from 1.49 million tons of raw material for steel plants except iron ore, Rs. 356.28 crore from 3.48 million tons by container service and Rs. 441.60 crore from 5.12 million tons of other goods.

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