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Indian Railways has recorded the best-ever July freight loading of 122.14 MT

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NEW DELHI : The Indian Railways has reported 122.14 million tonnes (MT) of freight loading in July 2022. This 8.25% higher than loading in July 2021. An official statement said that this is the 23rd straight months of best ever monthly freight loading by the national transporter.

Railways said that it has achieved an incremental loading of 11.54 MT in Coal, followed by 1.22 MT in Balance other goods, 0.56 MT each in Cement & Clinker and Containers and 0.47 MT in Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants (POL).

There has also been an increase in automobile loading. The Indian Railways said that 1698 rakes have been loaded in the fiscal 2022-23 till July as compared to 994 rakes during the same period of last year.

The Railways also said that loading of Coal (both domestic and imported) to Power Houses has increased by 13.2 MT in July with 47.98 MT Coal being moved to Power houses as against 34.74 MT last year. Cumulatively, in the first four months of the year, the Indian Railways has loaded more than 47.95 MT extra coal to Power Houses as compared to same period of last year, exhibiting a growth of more than 32%.

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