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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
16-December-2011 15:28 IST
Increase in Freight and Passenger Traffic
Freight traffic has grown from 833.39 million tonnes in 2008-09 to 921.73 million tonnes in 2010-11 whereas Passenger Traffic during this period has gone up from 6920 million passengers to 7651 million passengers. Track kilometers have gone up from 86937 in 2008-09 to 87087 in 2009-10. Figures for 2010-11 for Track Kilometers are under finalization.

Traffic output is not solely dependent on track kilometer as output also increases due to technological & operational improvements like advanced Signalling system, better load-ability of wagons, punctuality of operation, better wagon turn-round etc.

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