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Railways freight shows 10% growth in 2005-06

Indian Railways registered an over 10 percent growth in freight traffic in the 2005-06 fiscal ended March 31.

india Updated: Apr 12, 2006 15:05 IST

Indian Railways registered an over 10 percent growth in freight traffic in the 2005-06 fiscal ended March 31, with a total of 667.39 million tonnes.

This is marginally below the enhanced target of 668 million tonnes, according to official data released on Wednesday.

The railways "have carried 667.39 million tonnes of revenue earning freight traffic during the financial year 2005-06. The freight carried shows an increase of 10.72 per cent over the freight traffic of 602.78 million tonnes actually carried during the corresponding period last year," the statement said.

The revised target for fiscal 2005-06 was 668.00 million tonnes from 635 million tonnes set at the beginning of the year. The target for current 2006-07 fiscal has been set at 726 million tonnes.

During March, as against a target of 60.19 million tonnes, the revenue earning freight traffic carried by the railways was 66.19 million tonnes, an increase of 11.21 per cent over the actual freight traffic of 59.52 million tonnes carried during the same period last year.