Railways have earned Rs 54,462.79 crores during April-August this year as compared to Rs 49,382.94 crores during the same period last year, registering an increase of 10.29 per cent. The total goods earnings have gone up from Rs 34,067.51 cr during April 1 August 31, 2012 to Rs 37,085.96 crore during the corresponding period this year, an increase of 8.86 per cent, according to the Railway Ministry data. The total passenger earnings during the five months of the current fiscal were Rs 14,758 cr compared to Rs 13,005.37 cr during the same period last year, registering an increase of 13.48 per cent.
The earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs 1560.67 cr during April-August 2013 compared to Rs 1261.35 cr during the same period last year, an increase of 23.73 per cent. The total approximate numbers of passengers booked during April August 2013 were 3533.86 million compared to 3566.83 million during the same period last year, showing a decrease of 0.92 per cent. In the suburban and non-suburban sectors, the numbers of passengers booked during April-August 2013 were 1883.14 million and 1650.72 million compared to 1840.18 million and 1726.55 million during the same period last year, showing an increase of 2.33 per cent and a decrease of 4.40 per cent respectively.