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Railways earnings go up by over 8%

June 10, 2014 15:54 IST

Railways have earned Rs 24,272.45 crore (Rs 242.72 billion) during April and May this year as against Rs 22,445.29 crore (Rs 224.45 billion) during the same period last year, registering an increase of 8.14 per cent.

The total earnings from goods during April–May 2014 were Rs 16,563.57 crore (Rs 165.63 billion) compared to Rs 15,661.15 crore (Rs 156.61 billion) during the corresponding period, registering an increase of 5.76 per cent.

The earnings from passengers during April–May period this year were Rs 6693.47 crore (Rs 66.93 billion) compared to Rs 5,803 crore (Rs 58.03 billion) during the same period last year, registering an increase of 15.34 per cent.

The earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs 675.33 crore (Rs 6.75 billion) during April–May 2014 compared to Rs 657.17 crore (Rs 6.57 billion) during the same period last year, registering an increase of 2.76 per cent.

The total number of passengers booked during April–May 2014 were 1377.82 million compared to 1396.03 million during the same period last year, a decline of 1.30 per cent. 

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