Railways carried 621.66 million tonnes of commodity-wise freight traffic during April-October 2014 as compared to 593.27 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.79 percent, according to the data available with the Railway Ministry.

During the month of October 2014, Railways earned Rs 8950.69 crore as compared to Rs 7731.51 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 15.77 percent.
Out of which, Rs 4315.00 crore came from transportation of 46.20 million tonnes (MT) of coal, followed by Rs 598.62 crore from 8.38 MT of iron ore for exports, steel plants and for other domestic user.
National transporter earned Rs 703.94 crore from 8.24 MT of cement, Rs 734.05 crore from 4.35 MT of foodgrains, Rs 480.52 crore from 3.48 MT of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL), Rs 546.52 crore from 3.21 MT of Pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points, Rs 510.82 crore from 4.29 MT of fertilisers, Rs 166.76 crore from 1.58 MT of raw material for steel plants except iron ore, Rs 384.90 crore from 4.12 MT by container service and Rs 509.56 crore from 5.37 MT of other goods.

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