Rlys posts 12.23 pc jump in freight earnings between Apr-Dec

New Delhi: Indian Railways has posted over 12 per cent growth in earnings from freight traffic between April and December, 2014.

While it had earned Rs 67,705.11 crore from freight traffic during April-December 2013, it collected Rs 75,986.04 crore in the corresponding period last year — the increase in revenue standing at 12.23 per cent, the government said in a statement here.

During the April-December 2014 period, it carried 808.57 million tonnes of commodity-wise freight as compared to the 769.74 million tonnes ferried during the corresponding period in 2013. This constituted a jump of 5.04 per cent.

In December last year, the public transporter generated Rs 9,775.45 crore, of which Rs 4,595.42 crore came from ferrying 48.91 million tonnes of coal, Rs 751.07 crore from transporting 9.15 million tonnes of iron ore for export, steel plants and other domestic users, the statement said.