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Railways revenue earnings up 13.34 per cent in April-Dec 2013

IANS     February 12, 2014

The total approximate earnings of the Indian Railways on originating basis duing the April 1-December 31, 2013, period were Rs 1,01,665.95 crore compared to Rs 89,701.14 crore during the like period the previous year - registering a 13.34 per cent increase.

The total goods earnings went up from Rs 62,016.30 crore during April 1-December 31, 2012, to Rs 68,782.53 crore during April 1-Dec 31, 2013 - registering an increase of 10.91 percent.

The total passenger revenue earnings during April 1-December 31, 2013, were Rs 27,646.10 crore compared to Rs 23,024.26 crore during the like period last year - registering an increase of 20.07 per cent.

The approximate revenue earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs 2,862.22 crore during April-December 2013 compared to Rs 2,345.23 crore during the same period last year - an increase of 22.04 percent.

The total approximate numbers of passengers booked during April 1-December 31, 2013, were 6,359.77 million compared to 6,413.89 million during the same period last year - showing a decrease of 0.84 per cent.

In another measure, to enhance safety in train operation during foggy weather, the work to provide Modified Automatic Signals between two stations has been completed before the onset of fog in Automatic Block Signalling territories in North Central Railway and Northern Railway.

Automatic Train Protection System is a vital technological aid to the loco pilot to control the train speed as per signal aspect preventing signal passing at danger which is very critical in foggy weather.

"Works have been sanctioned for provision of Train Protection system on 3,330 route kilometres on Automatic Signalling sections and Heavy Density Network which also covers fog prone sections of Northern Railway and North Central Railway," the release said.

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