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Indian Railways likely to surpass revised freight target for FY19

The transporter has handled incremental freight traffic of 54.14 mt from April to February in 2018-19

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Shine Jacob New Delhi
The Indian Railways has set a record by handling 1,175 million tonnes (mt) of freight till the middle of March in 2018-19, surpassing 1,160 MT in the previous fiscal year.

The transporter has handled incremental freight traffic of 54.14 mt from April to February in 2018-19.

At this pace, the railways is expected to surpass the revised freight target of 1,216 mt for the current fiscal year.

“By February, we handled an additional 54 mt, compared to the same period last year. The addition is mainly from coal, where the incremental traffic was 45 mt by the middle of March,”

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First Published: Mar 28 2019 | 8:41 PM IST

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