Railways freight revenue up 7.5% in Apr-Sept 2009
The Railways have generated Rs27414.29 crore of revenue earnings from commodity-wise freight traffic during April-September 2009 as compared to Rs25502.48 crore during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 7.50%.
According to the Ministry of Railways, trains carried 427.82 million tonnes of commodity-wise freight traffic during April-September 2009 as compared to 401.89 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 6.45 per cent. The Net Tonne Kilo Metres (NTKM) went up from 260428 million during April-September 2008 to 282658 million during April-September 2009, showing an increase of 8.54%t.
Out of the total earnings of Rs4443.92 crore from commodity-wise freight traffic during the month of September 2009, Rs1632.27 crore came from transportation of 29.78 million tonnes of coal, followed by Rs714.39 crore from 11.17 million tonnes of iron ore for exports, steel plants and for other domestic users.
6.95 million tonnes of cement generated revenues of Rs378.18 crore, Rs355.46 crore from 3.26 million tonnes of food grains, Rs 234.04 crore from 2.98 million tonnes of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL), Rs 241.29 crore from 2.48 million tonnes of pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points, Rs 278.06 crore from 3.96 million tonnes of fertilizers, Rs70.48 crore from 0.96 million tonnes of raw material for steel plants except iron ore, Rs215.49 crore from 2.66 million tonnes by container service and Rs324.26 crore from 5.63 million tonnes of other goods.