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Commodity-wise rly freight revenue up

The Railways have generated Rs.22970.37 crore of revenue earnings from commodity-wise freight traffic during April-August 2009 as compared to Rs21499.21 crore during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 6.84%.
Railways carried 357.99 million tonnes of commodity-wise freight traffic during April-August 2009 as compared to 336.00 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 6.54%. The Net Tonne Kilo Metres (NTKM) went up from 217292 million during April-August 2008 to 235946 million during April-August 2009, showing an increase of 8.58%.
Following is the break-up of the total earnings of Rs4695.45 crore from commodity-wise freight traffic during the month of August 2009:
Rs1706.48 crore came from transportation of 31.27 million tonnes of coal
Rs785.21 crore from 12.31 million tonnes of iron ore for exports, steel plants and for other domestic user
Rs 409.49 crore from 7.36 million tonnes of cement
Rs 320.02 crore from 2.99 million tonnes of foodgrains
Rs. 295.71 crore from 3.57 million tonnes of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL)
Rs. 268.05 crore from 2.55 million tonnes of Pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points
Rs. 226.62 crore from 3.47 million tonnes of fertilizers
Rs. 76.29 crore from 1.03 million tonnes of raw material for steel plants except iron ore
Rs. 245.19 crore from 3.01 million tonnes by container service; and
Rs. 362.39 crore from 5.66 million tonnes of other goods.

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