Indian Railway freight operations continued to keep up tempo amid COVID-19, with 112.25 million tonnes of loading in February, up 10 per cent from the year-ago interval. Last yr’s frieght loading for the corresponding interval was registered at 102.21 million tonnes. According to a press release shared by the Railway Ministry, the freight earnings stood at Rs 11,096.89 crore, up 7.7 per cent over the corresponding month final yr. The common velocity of the freight trains final month was 46.09 km per hour, which is greater than double, in comparison with the corresponding month final yr, when it was at 23.01 km per hour.
According to the Railway Ministry, as of 28 February 2021, the cumulative freight loading was 1102.17 million tonnes for this yr which is greater, in comparison with final yr’s determine 1102.1 million tonnes, for the corresponding interval. Additionally, on February 28, 2021, Indian Railways surpassed final yr’s cumulative freight loading determine for the corresponding interval. Hence, the income upto February 28, 2021, was virtually eight per cent greater on a month-to-month foundation and one per cent greater on a cumulative foundation.