Due to the Corona epidemic, ordinary people remained imprisoned in their homes. The economy of the country was also damaged, but in the meantime Indian Railways has made good money through freight movement during lockdown.
New Delhi: Due to Corona epidemic, common people remained imprisoned in their homes. The economy of the country was also damaged, but in the meantime Indian Railways has earned good during the lockdown. You must be thinking that when the railway is neither carrying passengers, nor its regular operations have started, then how would the railways have earned money? So the answer is far different planning of freight and railways.
Earned the freight
is earned by Yes, IR (Indian Railways) well during the lockdown and fiercely goods transported. Even at the same time, the Railways has earned more than last year’s total earnings. Yes, the Railways has taken some different steps for this.
What steps did the Railways take?
Indian Railways may not have run passenger trains at the time of lock down, but freight trains were fierce. And also waived the fare under special tarriff. Railways provided different fares for this in different categories. Wherein the container, ash transportation, cement, iron and steel transportation, transportation of food items, separate fare was charged. During this time, the Railways also gave a good discount.
Railways gave fares from 5% to 50%
, even in this era of Corona Pandemic, railways carried 4.3% more freight in August this year than in August last year. This year 81.33 million tonnes of goods were transported, compared to 77.97 million tonnes last year. Passenger trains have also benefited due to Corona. Due to this, the average speed of goods trains increased. According to the report, this year the average speed of goods trains has increased by 72%. Not only this, compared to August last year, in August this year, the speed of trains was 94% more.
The benefit of railway’s tariff policy was given by the
Indian Railways to give a lot of discounts to increase freight, in which 5% discount was given on the transportation of filled containers. At the same time, this discount was 25% on empty containers. At the same time, 40 percent discount was given on the transportation of ash from the cement factory, power plant. Railways also exempted the transportation of food items through tariffs. Apart from this, Kisan Rail was also run.