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Freight revenue up by 8% during Apr-June

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The Railways have generated Rs14915.16 crore of revenue earnings from commodity-wise freight traffic during April-June 2010 as compared to Rs13768.56 crore during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 8.33%.

Railways carried 218.35 million tonnes of commodity-wise freight traffic during April-June 2010 as compared to 213.24 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 2.40%. The Net Tonne Kilo Metres (NTKM) went up from 138779 million during April-June 2009 to 145342 million during April-June 2010, showing an increase of 4.73%.
Out of the total earnings of Rs4870.62 crore from commodity-wise freight traffic during the month of June 2010, Rs1925.61 crore came from transportation of 32.94 million tonnes of coal; followed by Rs707.67 crore from 9.45 million tonnes of iron ore for exports; steel plants and for other domestic user; Rs476.25 crore from 8.06 million tonnes of cement; Rs241.70 crore from 2.48 million tonnes of food grains; Rs303.02 crore from 3.49 million tonnes of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL); Rs265.81 crore from 2.41 million tonnes of Pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points; Rs286.57 crore from 3.84 million tonnes of fertilizers; Rs75.52 crore from 0.87 million tonnes of raw material for steel plants except iron ore; Rs225.54 crore from 2.61 million tonnes by container service and Rs362.93 crore from 5.79 million tonnes of other goods.

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