Jaipur: The freight transport in north- western region of the Railways rose by 26.03% in the current financial year, a railway official said. A statement said, Goods including fertilisers, cement, lime stone, clinker & containers are majorly transported by the North-Western Railways (NWR).
NWR chief spokesperson Tarun Jain said in a statement that a total of 15.4 million tonne of freight was transported till Dec 2017, which is 26.03% more than 12.23 million tonne of freight transported last year during the same period.
He added, the freight transport was 12.1% more than the target of 13.75 million tonne set by the railway board.
It was the highest growth rate in the Indian Railways, according to Jain.
Growth in fertilizers rose by 63.02%, while the clinker transport witnessed a growth of 44.54%.
In comparison to the last year, a growth of 50.68% & 18% was witnessed in containers and other goods transportation respectively.