Asia’s largest rail transporter, the Indian Railways achieved a significant milestone when its freight loading for the month of August 2020 surpassed the volume for the same month last year.
In the month of August 2020, the Railways’ loading was 94.33 million tonnes (MT), which was 3.31 MT in YoY comparison (91.02 MT). This included 40.49 MT of coal, 12.46 MT of iron ore, 6.24 MT of foodgrains, 5.32 MT of fertilisers, 4.63 MT of cement (excluding clinker), and 3.2 MT of mineral oil.
The improvements in freight movements would be institutionalised and incorporated in the upcoming zero-based time table, informed an official release by the Ministry of Railways.
Besides, the Railways is extending several concessions and discounts to make railways freight movement attractive.