Indian railways registered a record 122.2 MT of originating freight loading with an incremental loading of 10.5 MT (9.5% growth) over the previous best figures of April ’21 i.e., 111.64 MT.
With this achievement, IR has registered the best ever monthly figures for 20 straight months and the trend that started in September 2020 has continued unbeaten with new records of monthly freight loading being set with each passing month said a release from the railways.
The NTKMs booked through Indian Railways in April ’22 have also increased from 62.6 billion in April ’21 to 73.7 billion i.e., an increase of 17.7 %.
This growth has been fueled by incremental loading of 5.8 MT in Coal, followed by 3.3 MT in Food grains and 1.3 MT of Fertilizers. Except Raw material for Steel Plants (including Iron Ore) and Finished steel, all commodities have registered a growth over the corresponding period of last year. In terms of wagons loaded per day also there has been a growth of 9.2 % and IR has loaded 66024 wagons per day as compared to 60434 wagons last year in the month of April.