IR’s freight loading in the April 2022-January 2023 period crossed the loading and earnings for the corresponding period in 2021-22. On a cumulative basis, in April 2022-January 2023, freight loading stood at 1,243.46 mt, 7 per cent higher than the freight loading of 1,159.08 mt in the corresponding period in 2021-22. During April 2022-January 2023, IR earned freight revenue to the tune of Rs 1,353.87 billion, 16 per cent higher than the freight revenue of Rs 1,172.12 billion in the corresponding period in 2021-22. During the month of January 2023, originating freight loading of 134.07 mt was achieved as against a loading of 129.12 mt in January 2022 – an improvement of 4 per cent. Freight revenue of Rs 149.07 billion was generated in January 2023 against Rs 131.72 billion in January 2022.