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Indian Railways Posts Best Ever September Monthly Freight Loading

With this, Indian Railways has had 25 straight months of best ever monthly freight loading

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The Indian railways has recorded best ever September Monthly freight loading of 115.80 MT this year. 

The incremental loading in the month of September has been 9.7 MT i.e., a growth of 9.15 per cent over the previous best September figures achieved in 2021.

With this, Indian Railways has had 25 straight months of best ever monthly freight loading.

The Railways has achieved an incremental loading of 6.8 MT in Coal, followed by 1.2 in Iron Ore and 1.22 MT in Balance other goods, 0.4 MT in Cement & Clinker and 0.3 MT in Fertilizers. Increase in automobile loading has been another highlight of Freight Business in FY 2022-23 and 2712 rakes have been loaded in FY 2022-23 till September as compared to 1575 rakes during the same period of last year i.e., a growth of 72.2 per cent.

The cumulative freight loading from 1 April 2022 to 30 September 2022 has been 736.68 MT as against 668.86 MT achieved in 2021-22 which is an incremental loading of 67.83 MT, with a growth of 10.14 per cent over same period last year.

The freight NTKMs (Net tonne kilometers) have increased from 63.43 billion in September 2021 to 69.97 billion in September 2022 registering a growth of 10.3 per cent. The cumulative NTKMs in the first Half of the year have also grown by 17.1 per cent.

The sustained efforts of Indian Railways to increase supply of Coal to Power houses, in close coordination with Ministries of Power and Coal, has again been one of the key features of the freight performance in the month of September. 


The loading of Coal (both domestic and imported) to Power Houses has increased by 6.2 MT in September, with 42.00 MT Coal being moved to Power houses as against 35.8 MT last year, i.e., a growth of 17.3 per cent. Cumulatively, in the first half of the year, IR has loaded more than 64.53 MT extra coal to Power Houses as compared to same period of last year, with a growth of more than 29.3 per cent.



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