Railways register an increase of 8.42 per cent in revenue earnings

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The Railways have generated Rs.67,705.11 crore of revenue earnings from commodity-wise freight traffic during April-December 2013 as compared to Rs.61,408.05 crore during the corresponding period last year — registering an increase of 8.42 percent, an official release said Wednesday.

The Railways carried 769.74 million tonnes of commodity-wise freight traffic during April-December 2013 as compared to 735.22 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period last year — registering an increase of 4.70 percent.

The total earnings during December 2013 amounted to Rs.8,635.38 crore from commodity-wise freight traffic. IANS