Railways freight revenue up 16.41% in February

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 16, 2011

Goods being unloaded from a freight wagon.   -  Business Line

The Indian Railways earned freight revenues of Rs 5,585 crore in February, recording a 16.41 per cent growth against February 2010. This is despite a lower growth of 5.87 per cent in freight loading during the period. The Railways carried 76 million tonnes (mt) of freight in February, according to official data. For the 11-month period, the Railways earned Rs 56,073.37 crore of revenue earnings, registering an increase of 7.76 per cent.

The growth in loadings was also lower, with Railways moving 832.75 mt of cargo, up 3.64 per cent year-on-year. The net tonne kilo metres (NTKM) – which shows the change in throughput - went up to 5,48,916 million during April 2010-February 2011, showing an increase of 3.75 per cent.

Published on March 16, 2011

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