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Railways’ freight income up 10.7%

Railways has generated Rs 40,358.24 crore from freight traffic during April-August 2014 as compared to Rs 36,465.58 crore during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 10.67 per cent. Railways carried 445.73 million tonnes (MT) of freight during April-August 2014 as compared to 426.14 million tonnes carried during the same period last year, showing an increase of 4.60 per cent.

In August 2014, Railways generated Rs 7,906.93 crore revenue as compared to Rs 6,775.43 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 16.70 per cent. Out of this, Rs 3,576.43 crore came from transportation of 43.43 million tonnes of coal, followed by Rs 607.62 crore from 9.33 million tonnes of iron ore for exports, steel plants and for other domestic user and Rs 627.08 crore from 8.14 million tonnes of cement.

Railways earned Rs 666.49 crore from 4.64 million tonnes of food grains, Rs 459.26 crore from 3.66 million tonnes of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL), Rs 526.95 crore from 3.53 million tonnes of pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points. It also earned  Rs 392.30 crore from 3.82 million tonnes of fertilisers, Rs 143.19 crore from 1.49 million tonnes of raw material for steel plants except iron ore, Rs 395.35 crore from 4.23 million tonnes by container service and Rs 512.26 crore from 5.88 million tonnes of other goods.
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