new Delhi. Indian Railways has made a record in terms of freight loading in the current financial year. In fact, a record increase of 176 million tonnes has been registered in the freight traffic of the Railways in the current financial year (FY22) till February as compared to the year-ago period. According to official figures, in the financial year 2021-22 till February 28, the Railways has transported a total of 1278 million tonnes of goods. Railways has set a target of transporting 140 million tonnes by the end of this financial year.
1197 million tonnes of goods were transported in February
Indian Railways had transported 1225.3 million tonnes in the financial year 2018-19 as compared to 116.26 million tonnes in the year 2017-18. In the current financial year, the Railways carried the highest amount of 12.91 million tonnes in January 2022. At the same time, in February, it transported 119.7 million tonnes of goods, while it was 112.3 million tonnes in the same month a year ago.
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Highest annual growth ever
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said in a tweet on Wednesday that Indian Railways has recorded the highest ever annual growth in freight traffic.
Highest ever annual incremental freight loading by IR. pic.twitter.com/OeW83l6MLk
— Ashwini Vaishnaw (@AshwiniVaishnaw) March 1, 2022
The East Coast Railway zone has become the first zone to achieve the milestone of 200 million tonnes in this financial year. It has crossed the 2005 million tonnes mark in the 11 months of the current financial year with an increase of 26.6 million tonnes over the same period a year ago.
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According to railway officials, coal is still being transported the most. It is followed by cement, food grains, petroleum and containers.
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