Railway revenue earnings up by 3.34 percent

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New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis during April 1 to May 31, were Rs. 13708.88 crore compared to Rs. 13265.63 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 3.34 per cent.

The total passenger revenue earnings during first two months of the financial year 2009-10 were Rs. 3831.00 crore compared to Rs. 3636.57 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 5.35 per cent.

The revenue earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs. 396.36 crore during April-May 2009 compared to Rs. 357.85 crore during the last year, an increase of 10.76 per cent.

The total approximate number of passengers booked during April-May 2009 were 1203.71 million compared to 1155.34 million during last year, showing an increase of 4.19 per cent.

In the suburban and non-suburban sectors, the number of passengers booked during April-May 2009 were 600.59 million and 603.12 million compared to 601.05 million and 554.29 million during the last year, a decrease of 0.08 per cent and an increase of 8.81 per cent respectively. (ANI)

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