Freight figures continue to maintain the high momentum in terms of earnings and loading in the month of November 2020 for Indian Railways.
On mission mode, Indian Railways’ freight loading for the month of November 2020 crossed last year’s loading and earnings for the same period.
In the month of November 2020, Indian Railways loading was 109.68 million tonnes, which is 9% higher compared to last year’s loading for the same period (100.96 million tonnes). In this period, Indian Railways earned Rs 10657.66 cr from freight loading which was 4% higher (Rs 449.79 cr) compared to last year’s earnings for the same period (Rs 10207.87 cr).
The loading included 48.48 million tonnes of coal, 13.77 million tonnes of iron ore, 5.1 million tonnes of foodgrains, 5.41 million tonnes of fertilisers and 6.62 million tonnes of cement (excluding clinker).
Average wagon loading per day in November 2020 was 4.6% higher (58,726 wagons) than October 2020 (56,128 wagons).
Despite festival holidays and cyclone Nivar affecting freight loading, Indian Railways continue to register impressive figures in freight loading in last three months (in October 15%, in September 15%) suggesting steady economic recovery.