In­dian Rail freight hits new high in FY18

India Business Journal - - NEWS ROUND-UP -

In­dian Rail­way has achieved its

high­est-ever freight load­ing in 2017-18, sup­ported largely by ad­di­tional trans­port of com­modi­ties, such as coal, ce­ment and con­tain­ers. This has helped the rail­way buck the gloomy trend of the pre­vi­ous two fi­nan­cial years, when there was a downslide in through­put. The In­dian Rail­way loaded 1,167 mt in FY18, plug­ging an ad­di­tional 59 mt over the pre­vi­ous year's 1,108 mt. Coal ac­counted for 40 per cent of the to­tal ex­tra goods the pub­lic car­rier loaded in the year. While ce­ment's share was 20 per cent, con­tain­ers formed 13 per cent of the to­tal in­cre­men­tal cargo.

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