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Railways’ Revenue Earnings up by 12.53 Percent During April 2014 - August 2014

The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis during 1st April 2014 to 31st August 2014 were Rs. 61324.64 crore compared to Rs. 54496.73 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 12.53 per cent. 

The total approximate earnings from goods during 1st April 2014 – 31st August 2014 were Rs. 40879.09 core compared to Rs. 37103.34 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 10.18 per cent. 

The total approximate revenue earnings from passengers during 1st April 2014 – 31st August 2014 were Rs. 17700.16 crore compared to Rs. 14758.01 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 19.94 percent. 

The approximate revenue earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs.1649.40 crore during April 2014 – August 2014 compared to Rs. 1560.66 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 5.69 per cent. 

The total approximate numbers of passengers booked during 1st April 2014 – 31st August 2014 were 3508.68 million compared to 3467.60 million during the same period last year, showing an increase of 1.18 per cent. In the suburban and non-suburban sectors, the numbers of passengers booked during April 2014 - August 2014 were 1932.83 million and 1575.85 million compared to 1882.25 million and 1585.35 million registering an increase of 2.69 per cent and a decrease of 0.60 per cent respectively during the same period last year. 

SOURCE - PIB

Railway Minister gives Directions for Extending all Possible Help to Stranded Passengers in the Wake of Floods in Jammu & Kashmir


Railways Make Special Arrangements for Transportation of Relief Material Free of Charge to the Flood Affected State

Indian Railways has geared up its machinery to provide all possible help to the travelling public in the wake of unprecedented flood in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Minister of Railways Shri D.V.Sadananda Gowda has given direction to extend all possible assistance to the stranded passengers and in arranging transportation of relief material through rail. 

The Ministry of Railways has decided to transport relief material free of charge by coaching trains to Jammu Tawi and Udhampur from any station of India. The relief material may include items like food, Medicines, Clothes, Building materials, Untensils etc. ment for free distribution among the flood effected population of Jammu and Kashmir. This arrangement will be available for fifteen days i.e. from 8.9.2014 to 22.9.2014. The relief material has to be consigned to the District Magistrate of the concerned district on production of a certificate from the consignor that the consignment is a gift in kind or has been purchased with the funds donated by public for flood victims and has not been paid for by the Government or any of its agencies. No claim for any loss or damage to consignment carried under this arrangement will be entertained unless it is clearly proved that the loss or damage took place due to willful negligence on the part of the Railways. 

The officers of Firozpur Division of Northern Railway under which the Railway system of Jammu and Kashmir State worked day and night to repair badly damaged track between Jammu-Udhampur-Katra section and ensured restoration of normal railway traffic on this section w.e.f. 9.9.2014. A four member team of senior officers of Firozpur division has also left for Kashmir valley to take stock of the railway track there. 

Special train also being run from Jammu Tawi to clear stranded passengers and extra coaches and trains being kept as a standby for clearing passengers at Jammu Tawi and New Delhi stations as per the requirement. 

Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) a PSU of Ministry of Railways has so far made three lakh Rail Neer drinking water bottles available for flood affected people of J&K. In addition 50,000 Rail Neer bottles will be sent every day to the flood affected areas till it is needed. The supplies are being sent mostly through Air Force and some through trains. 

Delhi division of Northern Railway has made special arrangements for evacuees from J&K. Under it, exclusive waiting rooms have been earmarked for their use at New Delhi Station. In case of onward journey requirement from New Delhi and any other assistance, passenger can contact Station Manager at his Phone No 9717648892 and Deputy Station Manager on 9717631960. Help Desks have also been set up at Jammu, Udhampur and Katra railway stations for the convenience of the passengers. A special help Desk of railways has also been set up at T-3 Terminal Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi to guide and facilitate passengers about rail journey. 

The situation is being monitored regularly at Railway Board level, Northern Railway Headquarter level and Firozpur Division level. 

source - PIB

CENTRAL RAILWAY’S CONSISTENT INCREASE IN TICKET CHECKING EARNINGS

Central Railway has always been persistent in curbing ticketless / unauthorised travel through its massive checking drives. During the month of August 2014 a total of 1.35 lakh cases of ticketless / irregular travel including unbooked luggage have been detected in these drives, as against 1.25 lakh cases detected in August 2013, which shows an increase of 8 %. The amount realised from these cases in August 2014 is Rs.5.54 crore as against Rs.5.08 crore during the corresponding month last year, thus showing an increase of 9.06 %. 
     
In addition to above, 264 cases of transfer of reserved tickets were also detected in the month of August 2014 and an amount of Rs 1.62 lakh realised besides confiscation of tickets worth Rs. 0.67 lakh.
     
During the period from April 2014 to August 2014, 9 lakh cases were detected and Rs.44.32 crore was realized from them as fine as against Rs.39.03 crore in 2013 from 8.2 lakh cases for the same period, thus registering an increase of 13.35% in earnings.

Central Railway appeals to the passengers to travel with proper and valid tickets in order to avoid inconvenience.
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(Narendra A Patil)
Chief Public Relations Officer

 

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