Railways sets new benchmarks in originating loading

The originating freight loading of 40.1 MT achieved for the period April-December is not only all time high in volumes i.e. 5.57 MT over 34.44 MT achieved last year but also indicates the highest growth rate of 16.17 per cent over the previous year.

The corresponding originating freight earnings recorded a growth of 25.87 per cent. During the first three quarters, Northern Railway achieved  Rs 5,431.95 crore as originating freight earnings against  Rs 4,315.52 crore during the corresponding period of last year i.e. net growth of over Rs 1,000 crore. The total originating earnings including Passenger, other Coaching and Sundry earnings during this period on Northern Railway have notched the highest ever originating earnings of Rs11,844.68 crore  during April-December this year as against Rs 9,846.50 crore last year resulting in a growth of 20.29 per cent.

This achievement is despite limiting factors viz. slowdown in loading of sponsored food-grain by FCI during November and December due to prolonged agitation by FCI Supervisors and Labour & adverse weather conditions impacting rail traffic.
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