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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
07 FEB 2018 6:27PM by PIB Delhi
Income From Freight in Railways

The freight earnings of the Indian Railways for the last three years are as under:

(₹ in crore)

Year

Freight Earnings

2014-15

105791.34

2015-16

109207.65

2016-17

104338.54

 

 The freight earnings of Indian Railways during the current year upto December-2017 are ₹81427.77crore, which reflects an increase of ₹ 6232.61crore (8.29%), when compared to freight earnings of ₹75195.16 crore during corresponding period of the last year.

The details of commodities-wise loading of last three years are as under:-

(in million tonne)

 

A

Freight Loading

Period

Commodity

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

1

Coal

545.81

551.83

532.83

2

Raw material for Steel Plants

18.28

20.29

22.75

3

Pig Iron and Finished Steel

42.84

44.79

52.41

4

Iron Ore

112.77

116.94

137.55

5

Cement

109.80

105.35

103.29

6

Foodgrains

55.47

45.73

44.86

7

Fertilizers

47.41

52.23

48.34

8

Mineral Oil (POL)

41.10

43.24

42.42

9

Container Service

48.38

45.83

47.35

10

Balance other goods

73.40

75.28

74.35

 

Total (A)

1095.26

1101.51

1106.15

B

Parcel Loading

6.52

6.41

6.11

           

 

   This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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