Railways' freight traffic increases by 5 percent

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New Delhi, Feb 18: The Indian Railways Wednesday reported an increase of 4.64 percent in freight carried during April-January, 2015.

According to the railways, it carried 906.36 million tonnes of freight in the period under review as compared to 866.14 million tonnes ferried during the corresponding period of last fiscal.

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The railways further said that it's revenue generated from ferrying freight increased by 12.43 percent in the period under review and stood at Rs.86,009.27 crore from Rs.76,501.01 crore earned during the corresponding period of last fiscal.

During last month, the revenue earning freight traffic carried by Indian Railways increased by 13.96 percent and stood at Rs.10,023.71 crore from Rs.8,795.90 crore earned during the same period last year.

The railways had transported 97.79 million tonnes of cargo during the month under review.

IANS

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