New Delhi: Railways have posted over 6% increase in earnings during the first half of the current financial year and registered a growth of over 4% in passenger bookings.
The public sector enterprise behemoth, between April and September, earned Rs40,910 crore against Rs38,358 crore during the corresponding period last year, marking an increase of 6.65%.
Of the total earnings, Rs27,631 crore came from the total goods transported, showing an increase of 5.84%, while Rs11,573 crore came from passenger traffic, which also went up 7.61%, a railway ministry official said.
Revenue earnings from other sources amounted to Rs1,115 crore during this period as compared to Rs 956 crore during the same period last year, reflecting an increase of 16.6%.
The total number of passengers who bought tickets during the period was 3685.03 million, up from 3526.31 million -- an increase of 4.5%.
In the suburban and non-suburban sectors, the number of passengers who bought tickets were was 1,888.51 million and 1796.52 million respectively.