Indian Railways has carried over 758 million tons (MT) of goods from April to September 2023, an increase of over 21 MT over the same period last year.
With respect to revenue, the Railways has earned Rs 81,697 crore, which is an improvement of Rs 2,706 crore, against Rs 78,991 crore earned over the same period last year.
According to the Railways data, the loading from April to September 2023 was 758.20 MT, as against the loading of 736.68 MT last year for the corresponding period, an increase of 21.52 MT.
During the month of September 2023, originating freight loading of 123.53 MT has been achieved, against loading of 115.80 MT in September 2022, which is an improvement of 6.67 per cent over the last year.
Freight revenue of Rs 12,956.95 crore has been achieved in September 2023 against Rs 12,332.70 crore freight earnings in September 2022, thereby showing an improvement of about 5.06 per cent over the last year.
The Railways achieved loading of 59.70 MT in coal, 14.29 MT in iron ore, 5.78 MT in pig iron and finished steel, 6.25 MT in cement (excluding clinker), 4.89 MT in clinker, 4.54 MT in food grains, 4.23 MT in fertilisers, 4.0 MT in mineral oil, 7.28 MT in containers and 10.10 MT in remaining goods, during September 2023.
Following its mission, ‘Hungry For Cargo’, Indian Railways has made sustained efforts to improve the ease of doing business, as well as, improve the service delivery at competitive prices.
The customer-centric approach and work of business development units, backed up by agile policy making, has helped Railways towards this significant achievement.