The Indian Railways today said it expects earnings from passenger traffic to rise 9 per cent to to Rs 26,126.47 crore in the next fiscal.
According to the Railway Budget, Rs 24,350.10 crore would come from non-suburban passengers while Rs 1,776.37 crore from suburban traffic.
For the current fiscal, the earning estimates are at Rs 24,057.03 crore.
The Railways has also said it would carry 777 crore passengers in the next fiscal, an increase of over 5 per cent compared to the current financial year. Commuters ferried by the Railways in 2009-10 stands at 737 crore, according to the Budget.
It is expected that in the next fiscal, over 404 crore passengers would come from the suburban areas and 372 crore from the non—suburban areas.
In the next fiscal, the suburban commuters travelling ordinary second class along with the non—suburban travellers are expected to bring in the chunk of the revenues.
Out of the Rs 1,776 crore revenue estimated from suburban passengers in the next fiscal, the Railways has targeted Rs 1,523 crore from ordinary second class.
Highlights of the Railway budget presented by Mamata Banerjee in Parliament on Wednesday:
No hike in freight and passenger fare.
New Janmabhoomi train between Ahmedabad and Udhampur
Concession for children of accredited journalists up to 18 years.
Free journey for cancer patients in sleeper and 3AC; 75 p.c. concession for companion
Concession of Rs. 100 on freight rates of food grains for domestic use, kerosene.
Survey will be conducted to connect Sealdah and Howrah stations in West Bengal
Karmaboomi train for working class
Sanskriti Express to commemorate Rabindranath Tagore's birth 150th anniversary.
Matribhumi special trains for women
Andaman and Nicobar Islands to get railway line from Port Blair to Diglipur
Velachery-St.Thomas Mount MRTS link by 2012
New suburban trains for Chennai
Stations to be named after Bhagat Singh, Mother Teresa, Tipu Sultan, Bahadur Shah Zafar
RPF to have women battalion
Railways to have master plan for North Eastern region
Insurance facilities for licensed porters as part of railway's corporate social responsibility
Kashmir role link to be extended to Sopore
Rs. 1,302 crore provided for passenger amenities
Freight loading target for 2010—11 fixed at 944 million tonnes
Several new lines announced.
New train service to Dhaka, Bangladesh from Agartala.
Gross traffic receipt for 2010-11 pegged at Rs. 94,765 crore
High—speed dedicated passenger corridors to be constructed
Revenue from non-core business of Railways to go up from Rs. 150 crore to Rs. 1,000 crore
Wagon Repair Shop to be set up in Badnera near Amravati in Maharashtra
Railways saved Rs. 2,000 cr from austerity drive
10 more Duranto trains announced
Service charge on AC fares cut to Rs. 20
101 new suburban trains for Mumbai
Dedicated corridors will be implemented on time
Land acquisition: One member from the family would be given employment in Railways
Railways earned net profit of Rs. 1348 crores.
Railways will be the lead partner in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi
Railways to set up Rabindra Museum in Howrah and Geetanjali Museum in Bolpur -- both in West Bengal -- to commemorate Rabindranath Tagore's 125th birth anniversary
New testing facility in Bangalore
Railways proposes modernisation of ICF, Chennai.
New housing scheme for 14 lakh employees
Railways to start six water bottling plants in places like Ambala, Thiruvananthapuram, Farakka, Amethi and Nasik to provide clean and cheap drinking water to passengers.
Special task force for clearing investment proposals in 100 days
New business model to be created
Unmanned railway crossing will be phased out in five years
Five sports academies to be set-up, including Delhi, Chennai, Secunderabad
E-tickets to be made available at panchayat level
Railways recruitment: Exams to be conducted in regional languages
Railways recruitment: Simultaneous exams proposed
Modern toilets to be introduced in stations
No privatisation of Railways
Six bottling plants for Rail Neer
Fee waiver for economically weak
Special drive for improving passenger amentities
Railways target 1,000 km of new line in one year
117 new trains flagged-off in the last financial year
Special task force will be set up for early clearance of projects
Mamata appeals to business houses to join hands for building partnership with Railways
Our focus is inclusive growth: Mamata
Mamata presents Railway budget in Lok Sabha.