Infrastructure Railways is boosting its money from cargo. Here is why it’s good for you Updated : May 25, 2018 02:19 PM IST It is interesting to see that the efforts made to rationalise tariffs and myriad discounts have begun to bear fruit. Almost half the freight transported across the Railways network is coal and in 2017-18, 22 million more coal was transported at 555 million tonnes (533 million tonnes in 2016-17). Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.