Railways’ July 27 freight traffic overtakes last year’s; speed doubled
July 29, 2020: Indian Railways’ freight traffic on July 27, 2020 overtook that of the same day last year with 3.13 metric tonnes cargo while doubling the average speed of freight trains to 46.16 kmph compared to 22.52 kmph last year same date.
July 29, 2020: Indian Railways’ freight traffic on July 27, 2020 overtook that of the same day last year with 3.13 metric tonnes cargo while doubling the average speed of freight trains to 46.16 kmph compared to 22.52 kmph on same date of last year despite Covid-19 challenges.
On July 27, 2020 total 1039 no. of rakes loaded with freight in Indian Railways which includes 76 rakes of food grain, 67 rakes of fertilizer, 49 rakes of steel, 113 rakes of cement, 113 rakes of iron ore and 363 rakes of coal.
West Central Railway with an average speed of 54.23 kmph, Northeast Frontier Railway with the speed of 51 kmph, East Central Railway 50.24 kmph, East Cost Railway 41.78 kmph, South East Central Railway 42.83 kmph, South Eastern Railway 43.24 kmph and Western Railway with the speed of 44.4 kmph are the leading Railway Zones in the average speed of freight train in Indian Railways.
“It may be noted that these improvements in freight movements will be institutionalized and incorporated in the upcoming zero-based time table. These steps will lead to significantly higher freight traffic and earnings for Railways and cost competitive logistics for the entire country,” noted the release.
Freight Loading figures in July 2020 has started picking up and seems promising. 93% increase in delivery of Goods registered in July 20 against July 19. pic.twitter.com/kzlcF2NxlR— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) July 29, 2020