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Updated: March 8, 2010 18:39 IST

Railways registers 8 per cent increase in earnings

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The Indian Railways earned Rs 77,890.29 crore between April-February as against 71,821.97 crore it earned during the same period last year.
AP The Indian Railways earned Rs 77,890.29 crore between April-February as against 71,821.97 crore it earned during the same period last year.

The Railways registered an over eight per cent increase in earnings during the first ten months of the ongoing financial year, with its revenue swelling to Rs 77,890 crore.

The PSU earned Rs 77,890.29 crore between April-February as against 71,821.97 crore it earned during the same period last year, thus registering an increase of 8.45 per cent.

Out of the total earnings, it earned Rs 52,584 crore from goods traffic and 21,400 crore from passenger traffic, said an official release.

The total revenue earnings from other sources was Rs 2,087 crore during this period, the release added.

The total approximate numbers of passengers booked during this period were 6,780.87 million compared to 6,485.20 million during the same period last year, an increase of 4.56 per cent.

In the suburban and non-suburban sectors, the numbers of passengers booked during the 10 month period were 3,520.40 million and 3,260.47 million respectively, the release said.

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