The branding of the locomotives will help the Western Railway zone generating additional revenue of  ₹1.05 crore.
The branding of the locomotives will help the Western Railway zone generating additional revenue of 1.05 crore.

Western Railway starts locomotives branding to improve non-freight revenue

  • The branding of the locomotives will help the Western Railway zone generating additional revenue of 1.05 crore
  • Indian Railways' Western Railway zone has got the branding of its 10 electric locomotives done at Electric Loco Shed at Vadodara

NEW DELHI : Indian Railways’ Western Railway zone has successfully carried out branding of some of its electric locomotives.

The branding of the locomotives will help the Western Railway zone generating additional revenue of 1.05 crore.

A total of 10 locomotives have been branded till date. The branding of the locomotives will also result in saving of expenditure of Rs. 8.10 lakhs to the railways by way of painting of locos, according to a statement by the Western Railway.

The inauguration of the electric locomotive was held on 1 February, 2020 at Vadodara Electric Loco Shed.

According to a top railway official, this branding of locomotives has opened up new channels for the generation of additional income for the railways under Non Freight Revenue (NFR) category.

Western Railway has got the branding of its 10 electric locomotives done at Electric Loco Shed at Vadodara.

The electric locomotives were branded under the ‘Fortune’ edible oil brand which is owned by the Adani Wilmar Ltd.

Generation of non-fare revenue has been a thorn in the side of the railways for a long time and despite efforts to launch such initiatives, none of them have actually hit it off.

Railways has earned 204.10 crore and 223.53 crore during financial years 2017-18 and 2018-19 respectively from non-fare revenues.

The electric locomotives were branded under the ‘Fortune’ edible oil brand which is owned by the Adani Wilmar Ltd.
The electric locomotives were branded under the ‘Fortune’ edible oil brand which is owned by the Adani Wilmar Ltd.

Railways' earnings from passenger fares dipped by around 400 crore in the third quarter of the current financial year as compared to the last quarter, an RTI query has revealed

However, its revenue from freight loading, which had suffered a 3,901 crore deficit in the second quarter, improved by about 2,800 crore during the October to December period

Earlier, the national transporter's earning from passenger fare had dipped by 155 crore in Q2 as compared to the first quarter

A reply to an RTI query, filed by Madhya Pradesh-based activist Chandra Shekhar Gaur, revealed that in the first quarter (April-June) of financial year 2019-20, the railways earned a revenue of 13,398.92 crore from passenger fare. This dipped to 13,243.81 crore in the July-September quarter and went down further to 12844.37 crore in the third quarter (October to December).

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