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Nearly 6-7% road traffic shifts to railways in Sept 1-Oct 13 period

This rise is mainly due to a shift of at least 6-7 per cent traffic from roads to railway in these two months.

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The railways’ share in the transportation of surface freight has declined from 86.2% in 1950-51 to 30-35% now

New Delhi
The battle of roadways versus railways for a pie of the freight market seems to be taking a fresh turn with the Covid-19 pandemic. 

After a long time, railways has been able to get a share of the road freight volume but, according to experts, it could only be a blip.

In September, rail freight traffic increased by 15 per cent and till October 13, it was 18 per cent more than last year. 

This rise is mainly due to a shift of at least 6-7 per cent traffic from roads to railway in these two months.

The major items in the shift are

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First Published: Oct 21 2020 | 6:05 AM IST

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