Indian Railways freight revenue up by 12.75 per cent during April 2014-Feb 2015


World’s third largest railway network, Indian Railways has generated Rs 95136.34 crore of revenue earnings from commodity-wise freight traffic during April 2014-February 2015, as compared to Rs 84379.49 crore during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 12.75 per cent.rail rakes

Railways carried 966.00 million tonnes of commodity-wise freight traffic during April 2014-February 2015 as compared to 953.05 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.51 per cent.

During the month of February 2015, Railways generated Rs 9127.09 crore as compared to Rs 7878.48 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 15.85 per cent.

Out of which, Rs 4348.47 crore came from transportation of 45.53 million tonnes of coal, followed by Rs 795.28 crore from 8.89 million tonnes of cement, Rs 573.64 crore from 8.72 million tonnes of iron ore for exports, steel plants and for other domestic user, Rs 722.86 crore from 4.67 million tonnes of food grains, Rs 452.79 crore from 3.25 million tonnes of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL), Rs 547.80 crore from 3.17 million tonnes of Pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points, Rs 489.43 crore from 3.95 million tonnes of fertilizers, Rs 169.14 crore from 1.56 million tonnes of raw material for steel plants except iron ore, Rs 416.57 crore from 3.69 million tonnes by container service and Rs 611.11 crore from 6.21 million tonnes of other goods.