Fuel consumption - All forms

  Non-traction Consumption Traction Consumption
Year Electricity (million kWh) HSD Oil (million litres) Coal (million tonnes) Electricity (million kWh) HSD Oil (million litres) Coal (million tonnes)
1997/98 1812.82 30.28 0.028 7137.07 1874.14 0.043
1998/99 2122.29 31.63 0.025 7299.34 1900.8 0.019
1999/2000 2216.13 31.46 0.028 7746.8 1983.43 0.01
2000/01 1975.86 32.33 0.026 7932.65 1999.26 0.004
2001/02 2079.63 31.79 0.017 8365.46 1970.72 0.003
2002/03 2361.32 33.72 0.016 9013.39 2007.99 0.003
2003/04 2160.96 33.11 0.012 9500.61 2060.4 0.003
2004/05 2182.39 34.17 0.006 10157.98 2080.63 0.003
2005/06 2269.41 35.87 0.006 10425.12 2082.03 0.003

Energy Intensity

Energy consumption per thousand gross tonne-km
  Passenger Traffic
(including passenger proportion of mixed traffic)
Freight Traffic
(including goods proportion of mixed traffic)
Year Gauge Coal (kg) Diesel (l) Electricity (kWh) Coal (kg) Diesel (l) Electricity (kWh)
1998-99 BG - 5.2 20.6 - 3 8.1
MG 92.5 6 19.7 793.6 4.8 8
All 103.6 5.3 20.6 793.6 3 8.1
1999-2000 BG - 4.8 20.6 - 3 8
MG 153.4 5.8 22.9 977.1 5.4 7.5
All 201.5 4.9 20.6 977.1 3 8.3
2000-01 BG - 4.8 20 - 2.8 8.2
MG 712.7 5.8 24.3 1058.8 5.1 8
All 755.8 4.9 20 1058.8 2.9 8.2
2001-02 BG - 4.7 20 - 2.7 8.1
MG 723.3 5.8 24.1 - 5.2 8
All 720.7 4.8 20 - 2.8 8.1
2002-03 BG - 4.7 19.5 - 2.7 8.1
MG 523 5.7 20.5 - 5.1 -
All 627.3 4.8 19.5 - 2.8 8.1
2003-04 BG - 4.5 19.5 - 2.6 8.3
MG 633.7 5.9 30.7 - 3.6 -
All 772.5 4.6 18.6 - 2.6 8.3
2004-05 BG - 4.6 19.2 - 2.6 8.6
MG 620.3 5.8 34.6 - 3.6 -
All 782.7 4.7 19.2 - 2.6 8.6
2005-06 BG - 4.4 18.7 - 2.5 8.2
MG 524.1 5.6 18.7 - 5.4 -
All 652.5 4.5 - 2.6 8.2

Diesel Oil Consumption

Year Number of Diesel Locos Diesel Consumption (kilolitres) Diesel Consumption per locomotive (kilolitres)
1960/61 181 62771 346.8
1961/62 228 59444 260.7
1962/63 349 98481 282.2
1963/64 486 182328 375.2
1964/65 621 245633 395.5
1965/66 727 310813 427.5
1966/67 776 365582 471.1
1967/68 892 427126 478.8
1968/69 996 486084 488.0
1969/70 1091 536301 491.6
1970/71 1169 569025 846.8
1971/72 1288 626983 486.8
1972/73 1431 667414 466.4
1973/74 1610 683140 424.3
1974/75 1702 720047 423.1
1975/76 1803 797610 442.4
1976/77 1903 867330 455.8
1977/78 2025 949077 468.7
1978/79 2126 960545 451.8
1979/80 2243 992060 442.3
1980/81 2403 1067470 442.2
1981/82 2520 1179682 468.1
1982/83 2638 1227236 465.2
1983/84 2800 1313200 459.0
1984/85 2905 1335664 459.8
1985/86 3046 1440269 472.8
1986/87 3182 1536499 482.9
1987/88 3298 1595897 483.9
1988/89 3454 1652555 478.4
1989/90 3610 1678814 465.0
1990/91 3759 1712816 455.7
1991/92 2905 1731473 443.4
1992/93 4069 1741751 428.1
1993/94 4192 1783162 425.4
1994/95 4259 1819464 427.2
1995/96 4313 1847748 428.4
1996/97 4363 1859443 426.5
1997/98 4496 1874139 416.8
1998/99 4586 1900804 414.5
1999/2000 4651 1983427 426.4
2000/01 4702 1999262 425.2
2001/02 4815 1970723 409.3
2002/03 4699 2007993 427.3
2003/04 4769 2060400 432.0
2004/05 4801 2080630 433.4
2005/06 4793 2082030 434.4


Data is taken from publications of the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, and the Tata Energy Research Institute. Selected by Krishnan Sankara.
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