Indian Railways registers highest-ever loading figure in Jan’21

New Delhi, Feb 9 (FN Representative) Indian Railways has registered highest-ever loading figure 119.79 MT in January 2021, indicating fast moving economic upswing. The last best was in March 2019 as 119.74 MT. Indian Railways’ Freight loading for the last few months have crossed last year’s loading and earnings for the same period, Ministry of Railways said in a statement on Tuesday.

It is expected that cumulative freight loading will surpass last year’s freight loading figures. As per the statistics till yesterday, for February, 2021, Indian Railways loading was 30.54 million tonnes which includes 13.61 million tonnes of coal, 4.15 million tonnes of iron ore, 1.04 million tonnes of foodgrains, 1.03 million tonnes of fertilizers, 0.96 million tonnes of mineral oil and 1.97 million tonnes of cement (excluding clinker), it said. A number of concessions/ discounts are also being given in Indian Railways to make Railways Freight movement very attractive. COVID-9 has been used by Indian Railways an opportunity to improve all round efficiencies and performances.