The freight earnings for last month were made up of Rs 4,623.77 crore through transportation of 46.07 million tonnes (MT) of coal, Rs 573.12 crore from ferrying 8.99 MT of iron ore for exports, steel plants and other domestic users and Rs 872.99 crore generated by way of carrying 9.38 MT of cement, said Railway Ministry data.
The national transporter also earned Rs 570.17 crore from carrying 3.28 MT of foodgrains, Rs 502.08 crore from 3.47 MT of petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL), Rs 554.51 crore from 3.35 MT of pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points, Rs 475.05 crore from 3.43 MT of fertilisers, Rs 178.65 crore from 1.64 MT of raw materials for steel plants except iron ore, Rs 445.84 crore from 3.72 MT via container service and Rs 665.29 crore from 6.48 MT of other goods.

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