The Railways carried 677.58 million tonnes of commodity-wise freight traffic during April-November period as compared to 647.01 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period in 2012, registering an increase of 4.72 percent.

Of the total earnings of Rs 7,880.44 crore from freight during November 2013, Rs 3293.18 crore came from transporting 39.91 million tonnes of coal, followed by Rs 874.23 crore from 10.58 million tonnes of iron ore for exports, steel plants and for other domestic user, Rs 684.25 crore from 8.26 million tonnes of cement, and Rs 575.88 crore from 3.71 million tonnes of foodgrain.

Other freight earnings were: Rs 478.98 crore from 3.48 million tonnes of petroleum oil and lubricants (POL), Rs 484.82 crore from 3.23 million tonnes of pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points, Rs 489.75 crore from 4.39 million tonnes of fertilizers, Rs 139.91 crore from 1.36 million tonnes of raw materials for steel plants except iron ore, Rs 327.95 crore from 3.37 million tonnes by container service, and Rs 531.49 crore from 6.02 million tonnes of other goods, the statement said.

(Agencies)

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