Come September freight loading in the railways has picked up; it is due to economic recovery or massive concessions by the Rlys is anybody's guess
of freight in the Indian railways has started picking bucking the lock down
trend if you go by the statistics of the first six days of September.
Railways Freight loading for the month of September 2020 till September 6 th
crossed last year’s loading and earnings for the same period.
September till 6th Indian Railways loading was 19.19 million tonnes which is
10.41 per cent (1.81 million tonnes)
higher compare to last year’s loading for the same period (17.38 million
this period Indian Railways earned Rs. 1836.15 crores from freight loading
which is also Rs. 129.68 crores higher compare to last year’s earnings for the
same period (Rs. 1706.47 crores)
the month of September 2020 till September 6th, Indian Railways loading was
19.19 million tonnes which includes 8.11 million tonnes of coal, 2.59 million
tonnes of iron ore, 1.2 million tonnes of foodgrains, 1.03 million tonnes of
fertilizers and 1.05 million tonnes of cement (excluding clinker).
Higher loading of freight
perhaps due to concessions
loading of freight could also because of the large number of concessions/
discounts implemented by the railway administration to make Railways Freight
movement very attractive. The improvements in freight movements will be
institutionalized and incorporated in the upcoming zero based time table.