Railways freight traffic rises marginally in April-February period

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic-induced restrictions, the Indian Railways has surpassed last year’s cumulative freight loading till February.

As of February 28 this year, the Indian Railways’ cumulative freight loading was 1,102.17 MT, slightly more than 1,102.1 MT during the April-February period last year.

On a monthly basis, the Indian Railways’ loading stood at 112.25 million tonne (MT) in the month, 10 percent higher compared to the same month last year.

Freight figures continued to maintain the high momentum in terms of loading, earning, and speed in the month of February 2021, said a statement by the Ministry of Railways.

On day to day basis, on February 28, the freight loading of Indian Railways was 5.23 MT, which was 36 percent higher than last year’s loading for the same date (3.83 MT).

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