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Indian Railways' earnings rise

March 25, 2014 11:09 IST

The Indian Railways have earned Rs 1,26,028.54 crore (Rs 1260.29 billion) from passenger and goods traffic from April 2013 to February 2014 as compared to Rs 1,12,017.08 crore (Rs 1120.17 billion) in the same period last year, registering an increase of 12.51 per cent.

The total earnings from goods traffic during April–February were Rs 85,682.76 crore (Rs 856.83 billion) compared to Rs 77,368.52 crore (Rs 773.69 billion) during the corresponding period last year, an increase of 10.75 per cent, according to Railway Ministry data.

Railways have carried 953.05 million tonnes (MT) of freight traffic during this period as against 911.44 MT during the corresponding period last year, an increase of 4.57 per cent.

The passenger earnings during this period were Rs 33,755.46 crore (Rs 337.55 billion) as against Rs 28,915.09 crore (Rs 289.15 billion) during the same period last year, a jump of 16.74 per cent.

The earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs 3480.28 crore (Rs 34.8 billion) during this period as compared to Rs 2851.90 crore (Rs 28.52 billion) during the same period last year, an increase of 22.03 per cent.

However, there is a decline in the number of passengers booked in April-February as compared to the same period last year.

The total number of passengers booked during April-February were 7710.11 million compared to 7790.46 million during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.03 per cent.

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