Indian Railways reports 11.12% increase in June freight revenue

Indian Railways has achieved remarkable growth in freight revenue, reporting Rs. 14,798.11 crores in June 2024 compared to Rs. 13,316.81 crores in June 2023, marking an 11.12 per cent increase year-over-year. This significant improvement underscores the effectiveness of strategic initiatives and customer-focused policies.

In terms of freight loading, the Railways accomplished the following in June 2024: 60.27 million tonnes (MT) of coal (excluding imports), 8.82 MT of imported coal, 15.07 MT of iron ore, 5.36 MT of pig iron and finished steel, 7.56 MT of cement (excluding clinker), 5.28 MT of clinker, 4.21 MT of food grains, 5.30 MT of fertilisers, 4.18 MT of mineral oil, 6.97 MT of containers, and 10.06 MT of other goods.

Emphasising the mantra “Hungry For Cargo,” Indian Railways has made concerted efforts to enhance ease of doing business and deliver competitive services. The customer-centric approach, along with the proactive work of Business Development Units and agile policy-making, has significantly contributed to this achievement. These efforts reflect Indian Railways’ commitment to boosting freight operations and supporting economic growth.