Railways’ earnings up 7%


Prime VIP
New Delhi, July 9

Railways have posted over seven per cent growth in earnings during the first three months of this fiscal. During the period between April 1 to June 30, it earned Rs 22,061.13 crore as compared to Rs 20,610.63 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 7.04 per cent.

While the total goods earnings went up from Rs 13,927.05 crore during this period last year to Rs 14,930.11 this year, the total passenger revenue earnings also went up to Rs 6,190.70 crore, an official statement said. Earnings from other departments stood at Rs 626.01 crore during this period. The statement further said that approximate number of passenger bookings during April-June 2010 stood at 1,937.22 million compared to 1,836.51 million during the same period last year, showing an increase of 5.48 per cent.