|Commodity-Wise Freight Revenue by Railways goes up by 27.38 per Cent during April-June 2012|
|The Railways have generated Rs. 21027.96 crore of revenue earnings from commodity-wise freight traffic during April-June 2012 as compared to Rs. 16507.66 crore during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 27.38 per cent. Railways carried 244.81 million tonnes of commodity-wise freight traffic during April-June 2012 as compared to 233.66 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.77 per cent. The Net Tonne Kilo Metres (NTKM) went up from 154492 million during April-June 2011 to 156269 million during April-June 2012, showing an increase of 1.15 per cent.|
Out of the total earnings of Rs. 6925.50 crore from commodity-wise freight traffic during the month of June 2012, Rs. 3017.40 crore came from transportation of 39.26 million tonnes of coal, followed by Rs. 672.10 crore from 9.61 million tonnes of iron ore for exports, steel plants and for other domestic user, Rs. 650.82 crore from 8.15 million tonnes of cement, Rs. 527.10 crore from 3.74 million tonnes of foodgrains, Rs. 415.30 crore from 3.49 million tonnes of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL), Rs. 447.27 crore from 2.89 million tonnes of Pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points, Rs. 338.27 crore from 3.39 million tonnes of fertilizers, Rs. 130.34 crore from 1.29 million tonnes of raw material for steel plants except iron ore, Rs. 296.58 crore from 3.29 million tonnes by container service and Rs. 430.32 crore from 5.32 million tonnes of other goods.