Indian Railways has registered highest ever loading figures i.e. 119.79 MT in January 2021. The last best was in March 2019 as 119.74 MT.
On mission mode, Indian Railways’ Freight loading for the last few months have crossed last year’s loading and earnings for the same period.
It is worth mentioning that a number of discounts are also being given in Indian Railways to make Railways Freight movement very attractive.
As per the statistics till February 8, 2021, Indian Railways loading was 30.54 million tonnes which includes 13.61 million tonnes of coal, 4.15 million tonnes of iron ore, 1.04 million tonnes of foodgrains, 1.03 million tonnes of fertilizers, 0.96 million tonnes of mineral oil and 1.97 million tonnes of cement.
COVID 19 has been used by Indian Railways an opportunity to improve all round efficiencies and performances.