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Railways surpasses last year's total Cumulative freight loading despite COVID challenges

  • 13, Mar 2021
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Indian Railways surpassed last year's total Cumulative freight loading on 11th of March despite COVID challenges. The Railways has achieved cumulative freight loading of 1145.69 million tonnes on 11th March of 2020-21 which is higher than the last year's total cumulative loading of 1145.61 million tonnes. Addressing media, Railway Board Chairman Suneet Sharma said that in terms of freight revenue, the railways has collected 1200 crore rupees more than the total collection made during 2019-20. He said, the revenue is expected to grow further by the end of March. He said, a number of concessions are being given in Indian Railways to make Railways Freight movement very attractive. He said, strong emergence of Business Development Units in Zones and Divisions, constant dialogue with the industry and logistics service providers, are adding to the robust growth of freight business for the Railways.
In reply to a question, Mr Sharma said, Railways has also decided to increase its share from 27 per cent at present to 45 per cent in freight. In reply to a question, Mr Sharma said, the where passengers trains services are being increased in those States where cases of Covid-19 came down. He said, train services are being enhanced after holding discussions with States. He said, out of the total 1702 Mail Express, more than 1300 are now operational.

Sources : News on AIR