Indian Railways recorded its highest-ever freight loading for Could 2021 regardless of the Covid problem, at 114.eight million tonnes. That is 9.7 per cent greater than 104.6 million tonnes, which was recorded in Could 2019.
Freight figures maintained excessive momentum by way of earnings and loading within the month of Could 2021 for Indian Railways, an announcement issued by the ministry mentioned.
The necessary objects transported throughout Could 2021 included 54.52 million tonnes of coal, 15.12 million tonnes of iron ore, 5.61 million tonnes of meals grains, 3.68 million tonnes of fertilisers, 3.18 million tonnes of mineral oil, 5.36 million tonnes of cement (excluding clinker) and 4.2 million tonnes of clinker.
Indian Railways earned Rs 11,604.94 crores from freight loading throughout the identical interval.
Wagon flip round time additionally improved by 26 per cent throughout Could, 2021. It was 4.81 days as in comparison with 6.46 days in Could 2019.
Freight velocity enchancment results in saving of prices for all stake holders. The freight velocity additionally doubled over final 18 months, the assertion mentioned.