Business & Economy

Railways' earnings increase by 7.95% during April-August

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, September 8, 2010

The total revenue earnings of the Indian Railways increased by 7.95 per cent to Rs 37,015.28 crore during April-August this year as compared to Rs 34,289.58 crore in the corresponding period of the last financial year.

An official statement said here today that the total goods earnings had gone up from Rs 23,129.08 crore during April-August last year to Rs 24,768.16 crore in the first five months of the current fiscal, an increase of 7.09 per cent.

It said the total passenger revenue earnings during April-August this year were Rs. 10,592.53 crore as compared to Rs. 9,715.78 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 9.02 per cent.

The revenue earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs. 1,028.90 crore during April-August 2010 compared to Rs. 941.69 crore during the same period last year, an increase of 9.26 per cent.

The total approximate number of passengers booked during April-August 2010 was 3251.33 million compared to 3067.14 million during the same period last year, showing an increase of 6.01 per cent.

In the suburban and non-suburban sectors, the number of passengers booked during April-August 2010 was 1640.53 million and 1610.80 million, as against 1564.43 million and 1502.71 million during the same period last year, showing an increase of 4.86 per cent and 7.19 per cent, respectively, the statement added.

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