Vijayawada Division of South Central Railway (SCR) has registered a 14% growth in gross earnings with revenue touching INR 796 Crore in the Q1 this year, compared to the last year’s earnings for the similar period.
Divisional Railway Manager/Vijayawada Mr. Pradeep Kumar has said, “Railways loaded 20 rakes of mangoes from Nuzvid itself and earned INR 5.34 Crore during 2013-14, compared to INR 4.5 crore previous year. Likewise, there is also a remarkable increase witnessed in the in other areas too”.
Giving the details of passenger, freights and sundry earnings in the quarter ending June 30 at a press conference here on Saturday.
While the aim was INR 755.18 crore for gross earnings, the railways achieved INR 796.17 crore, Mr. Pradeep Kumar said.
The SCR loaded 7.550 metric tonnes (mt) of food grains, fertilisers, coal, cements and other commodities as against the aim of 6.658 mt.
From Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited (KPCL) about 4.43 mt of commodities were loaded in 1,158 rakes, said Additional Divisional Railway Manager Mr. S. Subba Rao, who also attended the press conference.
The officials booked as many as 2.4 lakh cases against those who were travelling without tickets and carrying luggage without booking from April to June this year, while 2 lakh cases were booked during the same period previous year.
The SCR is taking several measures for the convenience of passengers in the Division, he added. As regards stepping up surveillance on railway station premises, 72 CC Cameras have been installed in Vijayawada, Kakinada, Rajahmundry, Nellore and Ongole and 30 more have been proposed in Chirala, Tadepalligudem and other stations, said the DRM.