Indian Railways recorded its highest-ever freight loading for May 2021 regardless of the Covid problem, at 114.8 million tonnes. This is 9.7 per cent greater than 104.6 million tonnes, which was recorded in May 2019.
Freight figures maintained excessive momentum by way of earnings and loading within the month of May 2021 for Indian Railways, an announcement issued by the ministry mentioned.
The vital objects transported throughout May 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 May, 2021. It was 4.81 days as in comparison with 6.46 days in May 2019.
Freight pace enchancment results in saving of prices for all stake holders. The freight pace additionally doubled over final 18 months, the assertion mentioned.