Railways carried 713.11 million tonnes of freight during April-November 2014 as compared to 677.58 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 5.24 percent.

During the month of November 2014, Railways generated Rs 9198.67 crore as compared to Rs 7880.44 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 16.73 percent.

It earned Rs 4468.05 crore from transportation of 47.70 million tonnes (MT) of coal, followed by Rs 628.00 crore from 8.56 MT of iron ore for exports, steel plants and for other domestic user.

The national transporter earned Rs 685.43 crore from 7.86 MT of cement, Rs 704.05 crore from 4.28 MT of foodgrains, Rs 488.42 crore from 3.56 MT of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL), Rs 540.16 crore from 3.22 MT of Pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points, Rs 578.72 crore from 4.68 MT of fertilizers, Rs 191.06 crore from 1.66 MT of raw material for steel plants except iron ore, Rs 370.11 crore from 3.97 MT by container service and Rs. 544.67 crore from 5.96 MT of other goods.

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