New Delhi: Railways have earned nearly 8% more revenue in 2009-10 as compared to the earnings in the 2008-09 fiscal.
The total earnings of Indian Railways during the financial year 2009-10 were Rs86,644.43 crore compared to Rs80,264.60 crore during 2008-09, registering an increase of 7.95%.
The total goods earnings have gone up from Rs54,132.76 crore during 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 to Rs58,261.05 crore during the same period in 2009-10, registering an increase of 7.63%.
The total passenger earnings during the fiscal 2009-10 were Rs23,751.38 crore compared to Rs21,978.34 crore during fiscal 2008-09, registering an increase of 8.07%.
The earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs 2,297.85 crore during April 2009-March 2010 compared to Rs1,992.10 crore during the financial year 2008-09, registering an increase of 15.35%.
Railways registered a growth in passenger segment also as the total approximate number of passenger bookings during April 2009-March 2010 was 7442.65 million compared to 7096.01 million during the same period last year, showing an increase of 4.88%.
In the suburban and non-suburban sectors, the number of passenger bookings during April 2009-March 2010 was 3860.85 million and 3581.80 million compared to 3789.03 million and 3306.98 million during the same period last year, showing an increase of 1.9% and 8.31% respectively.