Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
11-March-2011 14:12 IST
Freight Loading Performance of Railways
As per assessment made, there is a shortfall in loading due to restrictions imposed on export of iron ore in the State of Karnataka from August 2010 and restriction/introduction of procedure of transit passes/permission etc. for loading of iron ore in State of Orissa from March 2010. The amount of revenue loss attributed to this shortfall is assessed at Rs. 2000 crore approximately on a pro-rata basis.

The Railways have tried to maximize loading in other commodities to overcome this shortfall. As result of these efforts, a growth ranging from 6.33 per cent to 14.24 per cent has been achieved in loading of various commodities viz. coal, fertilizers, container, foodgrains etc. upto January 2011. Due to higher growth and yield per kilometer, it is expected that the overall target of goods earnings for 2010-11 would be achieved despite the shortfall in loading mentioned above.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri K.H. Muniyappa in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha yesterday.