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Railways' freight revenue rise 17.23% in April

By Religare

Indian railways total earnings through commodity-wise freight traffic grew 17.23 per cent in April 2015 at Rs 9461.47 crore as compared to Rs 8071.18 crore during the same period a year ago, said an official statement.

According to the report, Rs 4623.77 crore has been generated from transportation of 46.07 million tonnes of coal, followed by Rs 573.12 crore from 8.99 million tonnes of iron ore for exports, steel plants and for other domestic user, Railway Ministry said in a notification.


Further, Rs 872.99 crore has been generated from transportation of 9.38 million tonnes of cement, Rs 570.17 crore from 3.28 million tonnes of food grains, Rs 502.08 crore from 3.47 million tonnes of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL), Rs 554.51 crore from 3.35 million tonnes of Pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points.

In addition, Rs 475.05 crore has been garnered from 3.43 million tonnes of fertilizers, Rs 178.65 crore from 1.64 million tonnes of raw material for steel plants except iron ore, Rs 445.84 crore from 3.72 million tonnes by container service and Rs 665.29 crore from 6.48 million tonnes of other goods.

Story first published: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 23:00 [IST]
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