TABLE 9.9

                                                Performance of the Railways
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                                                                                                    Change      
                                                                              April-November* over previous year 
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			                                   1994-95   1995-96*	1995	1996  1995-96 1996-97@
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                                                                                                 (per cent)        
Total revenue earning freight traffic
(million tonnes)	                                     365.0     390.7   245.3    260.7	7.0	6.3
	(i)	Coal	                                     172.4     184.4   114.9	126.0	7.0	9.6
	(ii)	Raw Materials for steel plants (excl.coal)    36.6      38.9	25.0	 25.3	6.3	1.0
	(iii)	Pig iron & finished
		steel from steel plants	                      12.0	12.1	 7.6	  7.7	0.8	1.6
	(iv)	Iron ore for export	                       9.8	10.2	 6.5	  7.1	4.1	9.2
	(v)	Cement	                                      31.5	32.1	20.2	 21.6	1.9	6.8
	(vi)	Foodgrains	                              20.7	24.9	16.4	 18.6  20.3    13.6
	(vii)	Fertilizers	                              21.5	23.7	14.7	 13.2  10.2   -10.2
	(viii)	POL	                                      27.7	28.9	19.1	 18.6	4.3    -2.8
	(ix)	Balance (other goods)	                      32.8	35.7	20.8	 22.6	8.8	8.6
2 Net tonne kilometers (billion) 	                     249.6     270.5   172.5	179.9	8.4	4.3
3 Net tonne kilometers per wagon per day
  (broad gauge)	                                            1590.0    1754.0  1680.0   1719.0  10.3	2.3
4 Passenger traffic originating (million)**	            3914.9    4018.0  1989.8   2062.9	2.6	3.7
5 Passenger kilometers (billion)**	                     319.4     342.0   163.8	173.0	7.0	5.6
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* Provisional.	                                @ April-November.	 ** April-September.
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