Indian Railways earnings up by 10.40%

Indian Railways earnings up by 10.40%

The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis during the period from 11th to 20th March, 2011 were Rs. 2789.59 crore compared to Rs. 2658.48 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 4.93 per cent.

The total goods earnings have gone up from Rs. 1775.73 crore during the period from 11th to 20th March 2010 to Rs. 1948.02 crore during 11th March to 20th March, 2011, showing an increase of 9.70 per cent. The total passenger revenue earnings during the period 11th to 20th March 2011 were Rs. 742.98 crore compared to Rs. 766.34 crore during the same period last year, reflecting a decrease of 3.05 per cent. The revenue earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs. 65.15 crore during this period compared to Rs. 64.85 crore during the same period last year, showing an increase of 0.46 per cent.

The total approximate number of passengers booked during the period 11th to 20th March 2011 were 202.66 million compared to 208.04 million during the same period last year, showing a decrease of 2.59 per cent. In the suburban and non-suburban sectors, the number of passengers booked during 11th to 20th March, 2011 were 104.66 million and 98.00 million compared to 108.83 million and 99.21 million during the same period last year, registering a decrease of 3.83 per cent and 1.22 per cent respectively.