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Railways’ freight revenue up by 6.83%

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The Railways have generated Rs24544.39 crore of revenue earnings from commodity-wise freight traffic during April-August 2010 as compared to Rs22974.22 crore during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 6.83%. Railways carried 366.70 million tonnes of commodity-wise freight traffic during April-August 2010 as compared to 358.33 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 2.34%.

The Net Tonne Kilo Metres (NTKM) went up from 235988 million during April-August 2009 to 243740 million during April-August 2010, showing an increase of 3.28%.
Out of the total earnings of Rs4806.04 crore from commodity-wise freight traffic during the month of August 2010, Rs1887.53 crore came from transportation of 34.24 million tonnes of coal; followed by Rs692.64 crore from 9.41 million tonnes of iron ore for exports; steel plants and for other domestic user; Rs409.50 crore from 7.40 million tonnes of cement; Rs309.27 crore from 3.28 million tonnes of foodgrains; Rs289.02 crore from 3.35 million tonnes of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL); Rs268.77 crore from 2.61 million tonnes of Pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points; Rs325.32 crore from 4.65 million tonnes of fertilizers, Rs68.45 crore from 1.06 million tonnes of raw material for steel plants except iron ore, Rs234.97 crore from 2.92 million tonnes by container service and Rs320.57 crore from 5.28 million tonnes of other goods.

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