IR loads more than 600 mt freight in first five months of 2023-24

Indian Railways (IR) has achieved 634.66 mt in freight loading during the April-August period of 2023-24. This is nearly 14 mt higher than the freight loading of 620.88 mt during the corresponding period in 2022-23. The iron ore loading in the said period stood at 70.84 mt, which is 15.56 per cent more than the 61.30 mt achieved during the corresponding period of 2022-23. Meanwhile, pig iron and finished steel loading accounted for 28.42 mt, fertiliser loading for 24.13 mt, cement loading for 63.29 mt, container services loading for 34.31 mt, petroleum, oil and lubricants loading for 20.59 mt, and coal loading for 311.53 mt. In August 2023, IR loaded 126.95 mt, compared to 119.33 mt in August 2022, recording a growth of 6.38 per cent. Meanwhile, the revenue in the April-August period of 2023-24 stands at nearly Rs 1 trillion, including revenue from the freight segment, passenger segment and other sundry sources.