Railways freight revenue rises 8% during April-Dec Period : Railway Board

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 10-01-2018        Tweet

NEW DELHI: The revenue of the railways from freight movement has gone up by more than eight per cent between April-December 2017 as compared to the same period previous year, a senior official of the Railway Board said.

Mohd Jamshed, Member, Traffic, Railway Board, said that earning from freight went up by 8.39 per cent during the same period. While in 2017 (April- December), it generated Rs 80,691 crore, in the same period in 2016, it earned the railways Rs 76,288 crore.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal recently said that the railways had set a target to triple its freight traffic to three billion tonnes by 2030 from the existing 1.1 billion tonnes.