Rly freight revenue up by 21.30 per cent during Apr-Jul 2008

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New Delhi, Aug 19 (UNI) The Railways have generated Rs 17442.11 crore of revenue earnings from freight traffic during April-July 2008, as compared to Rs 14379.02 crore during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 21.30 per cent.

Railways carried 270.73 million tonnes of freight traffic during April-July 2008 as compared to 247.39 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 9.43 per cent. The Net Tonne Kilo Metres (NTKM) went up from 158661 million, during April-July 2007, to 174940 million during April-July 2008, showing an increase of 10.26 per cent.

Of the total earnings during the month of July 2008, Rs 1437.64 crore came from transportation of 28.01 million tonnes of coal, followed by Rs 869.09 crore from 11.64 million tonnes of iron ore for exports, steel plants and for other domestic users, Rs 361.77 crore from 7.25 million tonnes of cement.

Total earnings during the same month were contributed by Rs 283.37 crore from 3.40 million tonnes of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL), Rs 248.84 crore from 3.86 million tonnes of fertilizers, Rs 229.93 crore from 2.48 million tonnes of foodgrains, Rs 219.24 crore from 2.33 million tonnes of Pig iron and finished steel, from steel plants and other points, Rs 190.83 crore from 2.58 million tonnes by container service, Rs 67.89 crore from 0.99 million tonnes of raw material for steel plants except iron ore and Rs 314.89 crore from 5.19 million tonnes of other goods.

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