Indian Railways: Freight Loadings Increase Over 6 Per Cent By December-End 2023; Over Rs 4,600 Crore Revenue Increase Recorded


Indian Railways has achieved 1,154.67 million tons (MT) of freight loading till December-end 2023 — an increase of 6.37 per cent over December 2022.

According to the Railways, on cumulative basis from April-December 2023, freight loading of 1,154.67 MT was achieved against last year loading of 1,109 MT, an improvement of 45.28 MT for the same period.

The Railways have earned Rs 125,106.2 crore against Rs 120,479.3 crore over last year, which is an improvement of Rs 4,626.92 crore as compared to the same period last year.

During the month of December 2023, originating freight loading of 138.99 MT has been achieved against loading of 130.66 MT in December 2022, which is an improvement of 6.37 per cent over last year.

Freight revenue of Rs 15,097.61 crore has been achieved in December 2023, against Rs 14,574.25 crore freight earnings in December 2022, thereby showing an improvement of about 3.59 per cent over the previous year.

Indian Railways has achieved loading of 69 MT in coal, 16.54 MT in iron ore, 6 MT in pig iron and finished steel, 7.23 MT in cement, 5.07 MT in clinker, 4.26 MT in foodgrains, 5.77 MT in fertilisers, 4.33 MT in mineral oil, 7.70 MT in containers and 9.76 MT in other goods during December, 2023.

Following the mantra, “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 helped the Railways towards this significant achievement.