The railways has registered an increase of 12.73 per cent in its earnings in the April-May period. It earned Rs 22,439.30 crore this year compared to Rs 19,905.32 crore for the same period last year.
During April-May 2013, the passenger earnings stood at Rs 5,803.43 crore, compared to last year's Rs 4,940.04 crore, registering a growth of 17.48 per cent.
Passenger bookings also rose by 0.19 per cent from 1,392.47 million to 1,395.11 million.
The total goods earnings have gone up from Rs 14,169.34 crore during April 1 and May 31, 2012, to Rs 15,660.11 crore during the corresponding period this year, an increase of 10.52 per cent.
The earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs 696.12 crore during the two months, compared to Rs 490.13 crore in the same period last year, an increase of 42.03 per cent.
With inputs from PTI