IR increases coal transportation in 2022-23

IR has adopted a proactive approach for coal transportation. In February 2023, 426.3 rakes per day were loaded for powerhouses, against 399 ra­kes per day in February 2022. Coal transportation by IR, in terms of tonn­age and net tonne-kilometres, increased by 11.92 per cent and 24.51 per cent respectively in the April-February period of 2022-23. The number of rakes loaded in this period was 408 per day, against 344 rakes per day in the corresponding period last year – an increase of 64 rakes per day.