Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
11-March-2011 16:36 IST
Railway Earnings
The Railway earnings are expected to grow by 8.8 per cent in 2010-11 compared to 2009-10. The operating expenses of the Railways have increased marginally to Rs. 67,000 crore in the Revised Estimates, 2010-11, an increase of Rs. 1,190 crore i.e. 1.8 per cent over 2009-10.

Railways are making all-out efforts for augmenting traffic earnings and containing operating expenditure. The efforts made by the railway inter-alia include introduction of new trains, rationalization of fare and freight structure, better asset management etc. to capture more traffic. Besides, initiatives are also being taken to generate revenues through commercial utilization of land, publicity etc. On the expenditure segment, railways are continuously striving for containing the expenditure through austerity and economic measures.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.