Railways` earnings up by more than 6%

The Railways have earned Rs 2,293.41 crore during September 1-10 as compared to Rs 2,162.08 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 6.07 percent.

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2010, 14:09 PM IST

New Delhi: The Railways have earned Rs 2,293.41 crore during September 1-10 as compared to Rs 2,162.08 crore during the same period last year, registering
an increase of 6.07 percent.

The total goods earnings have gone up from Rs 1,458.79 crore during September 1-10 in 2009 to Rs 1,502.80 crore during the same period this year, showing an increase of 3.02
percent.

The passenger revenue earnings during this period were Rs 705.88 crore which was Rs 625.28 crore during the corresponding period last year, reflecting an increase of
12.89 percent.

The earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs 66.27 crore during this period as compared to Rs 59.43 crore during the same period in 2009, showing an increase of 11.51 percent.

The total number of passengers booked during this period was 214.58 million compared to 208.37 million during the same period last year, showing an increase of 2.98 percent.

However, there was a decrease in the passenger bookings in the suburban sector. There were 113.24 million passengers booked during this period compared to 115.05 million booked in corresponding period in 2009, a decline of 1.57 percent.

In the non-urban sector, there were total 101.34 million passengers booked during this period as against 93.32 million passengers in the last year, an increase of 8.59 percent.

PTI