SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
GROWTH IN SER’s EARNINGS FROM PASSENGER TRAFFIC
Kolkata, 9thAugust, 2018:
During the first four months i.e. April-July of current financial year (2018-19), South Eastern Railway has earned Rs. 708.71 crores from originating passenger traffic which is Rs.27.40 crores more than the corresponding period of last year i.e. 2017-18 thus registering a growth of 4.02%.
This growth in passenger earnings has been possible due to increase in number of passengers carried during the first four months of the current financial year. During April-July of the current financial year, South Eastern Railway carried 89.53 million originating passengers as against 86.76 million originating passengers carried during the corresponding period of last financial year achieving a growth of 3.19%. Out of total 89.53 million originating passengers, 46.09 million were suburban passengers while 43.44 million were non-suburban passengers. There has been a growth of 1.24% in the number of suburban passengers and 5.35% in the number of non suburban passengers during the first four months of the current financial year in comparison to the corresponding period of last year.