The Railways have
generated Rs. 47063.59 crore of revenue earnings from commodity-wise
freight traffic during April-October 2012 as compared to Rs. 37392.97
crore during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase
of 25.86 per cent. Railways carried 565.37 million tonnes of
commodity-wise freight traffic during April-October 2012 as compared to
536.92 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period last year,
registering an increase of 5.30 per cent. The Net Tonne Kilo Metres (NTKM)
went up from 357750 million during April-October 2011 to 363834 million
during April-October 2012, showing an increase of 1.70 per cent.
Out of the total earnings of Rs. 7174.64 crore from commodity-wise
freight traffic during the month of October 2012, Rs. 3134.64 crore came
from transportation of 41.37 million tonnes of coal, followed by Rs.
523.67 crore from 8.67 million tonnes of iron ore for exports, steel
plants and for other domestic user, Rs. 714.14 crore from 8.91 million
tonnes of cement, Rs. 569.17 crore from 3.87 million tonnes of
foodgrains, Rs. 415.21 crore from 3.54 million tonnes of petroleum oil
and lubricant (POL), Rs. 417.42 crore from 2.66 million tonnes of Pig
iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points, Rs. 580.98
crore from 5.20 million tonnes of fertilizers, Rs. 87.55 crore from 1.24
million tonnes of raw material for steel plants except iron ore, Rs.
305.03 crore from 3.41 million tonnes by container service and Rs.
426.83 crore from 5.07 million tonnes of other goods.
(Release ID :89143)