What were the key factors that helped you achieve freight loading growth in in 2017-18?
Indian Railways achieved the highest-ever originating freight loading of 1,161.66 MT (million tonne), registering an increase of 52.87 MT (4.77%) compared with last year. The incremental loading is also the highest since 2010-11.
Almost all commodities have witnessed impressive growth over last year. We achieved the best-ever loading of coal at 555.23 MT, apart from pig iron and steel (53.18 MT), cement (54.31 MT), container (54.31 MT) and other goods (85.73 MT) in 2017-18. The annual growth in iron and steel, cement and container loading was the highest ever in the last eight years.
Also, railways achieved 658,020 million NTKM (net tonne kilometre) in 2017-18, registering a healthy growth of 6.11% and the average lead has gone up to 566 km, an increase of 7 km or 1.25% over last year. Read More
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