Railways carried 906.36 million tonnes (MT) of freight during April-January period as compared to 866.14 MT carried during the corresponding 10 month period last financial year, registering an increase of 4.64 percent, according to Railway Ministry data.
During the month of January, railways generated Rs 10,023.71 cr as compared to Rs 8795.90 cr during the same period last year, registering an increase of 13.96 percent.

Out of which, Rs 4728.91 crore came from transportation of 48.93 MT of coal, followed by Rs 877.41 crore from transportation of 9.95 MT of cement, Rs 739.06 crore from 10.10 MT of iron ore for exports, steel plants and for other domestic users.
The national transporter earned Rs 768.11 cr from 4.82 MT of food grains, Rs 495.99 crore from 3.55 MT of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL), Rs 582.31 crore from 3.46 MT of pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points, Rs 540.27 cr from 4.41 MT of fertilisers, Rs 190.10 crore from 1.75 MT of raw material for steel plants except iron ore, Rs 446.05 crore from 4.07 MT by container service and Rs 655.50 crore from 6.75 MT of other goods.

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