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Transportation of Coal by Railways

New Delhi: November 22,2012

Coal loading in Indian Railways has gone up from 420.21 million tonnes in 2010-11 to 455.80 million tonnes in 2011-12. In April 2012 to October 2012 Indian Railways has loaded 274.72 million tonnes which is 10.2 per cent more than the coal loading in corresponding period of last year. There is no shortfall in coal loading by the Railways on account of non-availability of sufficient rakes.

          The details of contribution of coal freight in the total earnings from freight in the Railways for the last three years and the current year, is given below.

(Rs. in crore)

Year

Coal Earnings

Total Freight Earnings

%age  to total

2009-10

22418.07

56911.51

39.39%

2010-11

23917.31

60687.05

39.41%

2011-12 (Provisional)

28178.96

67761.41

41.59%

2012-13 up to Octí12 (Provisional)

20250.53

47054.79

43.04%

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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