Railways' earnings up by over 9 per cent

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    Railways' earnings up by over 9 per cent
    Railways have registered nine per cent increase in its income in the April-June quarter this year as compared to the corresponding period last year.

    Railways have earned Rs 36,674.17 crore during April-June 2014 as compared to Rs 33,499.53 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 9.48 per cent, according to Railway Ministry data.

    The total earnings from goods or freight during April-June period was Rs 24,850.37 cr compared to Rs 23,214.60 crore during the corresponding period last year, an increase of 7.05 per cent, it said.

    Total earnings from passengers during the first quarter of this fiscal was Rs 10,153.68 crore compared to Rs 8,724.65 cr during the same period last year, registering an increase of 16.38 per cent.

    The earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs 1,011.35 crore during this period as against Rs 972.58 cr in the corresponding period last year, an increase of 3.99 per cent.

    The total number of passengers booked during this period was 2103.35 million compared to 1959.73 million during the same period last year, which was an increase of 7.33 per cent, the data said.

    PTI

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    Story first published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 8:30 [IST]
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