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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
11-March-2011 16:39 IST
Railways Performance of Freight Business
PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU

 

Details of originating freight loading targets and achievements during last five years are as under:

In million tonnes

Year

Target (Budget Estimate)

Achievement

2005-06

635

667.39

2006-07

726

728.77

2007-08

785

794.21

2008-09

850

833.31

2009-10

882

887.99

 

The freight loading target for the current financial year i.e. 2010-11 had been fixed at 944 million tonnes.  The originating freight loading achieved upto January 2011 was 755.97 million tonnes which is 25.01 million tonnes more than corresponding period of last year.

The freight loading was affected primarily on account of negative growth in Iron Ore.  Iron ore growth was affected on account of extraneous factors like the ban on exports in Karnataka and Orissa.  Target fixed for loading of Iron ore up to January 2011 was 116.74 million tonnes.  As against this target, the loading was 97.27 million tonnes which is a shortfall of 19.47 million tonnes.

Efforts were made to improve loading in other commodities like Coal, Fertilizer, RMSP except Iron Ore, Container and Foodgrain which registered a growth of 6.33 per cent, 11.29 per cent, 13.74 per cent, 8.13 per cent and 14.24 per cent respectively up to January 2011.  As per current trends, Railways is on course to meet freight revenue targets.

 This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in  written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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