Indian Railways loads highest ever freight in May

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Indian Railways loaded the highest ever freight of 114.8 mt for the month of May, which was 9.7% higher than a year earlier, despite the Covid-19 challenges in the country.

The important items transported during May 2021 includes 54.52 million mt of coal, 15.12 million mt of iron ore, 5.61 million mt of foodgrains, 3.68 million mt of fertilizers, 3.18 million mt of mineral oil, 5.36 million mt of cement (excluding clinker) and 4.2 million mt of clinker.

In the month of May 2021, Indian Railways earned Rs 11,604.94 crore from freight loading.

Wagon turnaround time has seen an improvement of 26% during the month. In May, 2021, wagon turnaround time was registered at 4.81 days compared with 6.46 in May 2019.

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