Indian Railways has been creating milestone in these difficult times by clocking highest ever freight figures in the last 10 months. The highest ever loading is in terms of the previous year, which was pandemic hit (2020), and the previous year (2019) too.
The railways has been successful in carrying highest ever loading for 10 consecutive respective months between September, 2020 to June, 2021, said the Indian Railways in a statement on Friday.
In the month of June 2021, Indian Railways freight loading was 112.65 million tonnes which is 11.19 % higher compared to June 2019 (101.31 million tonnes), a normal year, and 20.37 % higher compared to June 2020 (93.59 million tonnes) for the same period.
Similarly, in June 2021, Indian Railways earned Rs. 11186.81 crores from freight loading which is also 26.7 % higher compared to June 2020 (Rs. 8829.68 crores) and 4.48 % higher compared to June 2019 (Rs. 10707.53 crores).
The important commodities transported during June 2021 includes 50.03 million tonnes of Coal, 14.53 million tonnes of Iron Ore, 5.53 million tonnes of Pig Iron & Finished Steel, 5.53 million tonnes of Food Grains