Press Releases by Ministry of Railways, India
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Railways’ Revenue Earnings Data during the Month of April 2014
The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis during April
2014 were Rs. 12064.46 crore compared to Rs. 11010.98 crore during the same period last
year, registering an increase of 9.57 per cent.
The total goods earnings in the month of April 2014 were Rs. 8204 crore compared to Rs.
7624 crore during the same period last year.
The total passenger revenue earnings in April 2014 were Rs. 3406.76 crore compared to Rs.
2916.63 crore during the same period last year.
The revenue earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs. 324.64 crore during April 2014
compared to Rs. 302.16 crore during the same period last year.
The total approximate numbers of passengers booked during April 2014 were 685.85 million
compared to 695.00 million during the same period last year. In the suburban and non-
suburban sectors, the numbers of passengers booked during April 2014 were 361.74 million
and 324.11 million compared to 371.60 million and 323.40 million during the same period
Data of Production Units During the Fiscal 2013-14
Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW),
Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Rail Coach Factory (RCF) and Rail Wheel Factory
(RWF) are the production units of Indian Railways. During the financial year
2013-14, CLW manufactured 264 electrical locomotives, DLW manufactured
304 diesel locomotives, ICF manufactured 1604 coaches, RCF manufactured
1550 coaches, RWF manufactured 188188 wheels and 77406 axles.
Mobile and Desktop APP on Windows 8.0 for National Train Enquiry System (NTES)
A new mobile app and desktop app on Windows 8 platform for train enquiry as an
enhancement to National Train Enquiry System (NTES) has been developed by Centre for
Railway Information Systems (CRIS), the IT wing of Indian Railways in consultation with and
support from Microsoft. NTES is the backend system which provides information to the
public about train running on near real time basis through various interfaces like
nationwide unique rail enquiry number 139, website (www.trainenquiry.com), mobile
interfaces, Touch Screens, face to face enquiry and Display Boards at stations. The NTES app
is now available for download and public use from today onwards i.e. 23rd
April 2014. As
the first step the App has been started for Windows 8.0 and subsequently the app will be
developed for other mobile platforms.
A new interface of NTES website along with Mobile version was launched in
September 2013 earlier which received wide appreciation by the travelling public and has
been quite useful in meeting the requirements of passengers.
A strong need was felt for launching the mobile app with richer user interface
keeping in view the current technology trends and which can be downloaded on the device
and comfortably made use for train running related enquiries.
To download the app, go to windows store and search for NTES app. App will be
listed. Select NTES app and click to install.
Link also has been provided on NTES website
(www.trainenquiry.com andenquiry.indianrail.gov.in) to download the app.
The current Mobile application has the following main features:-
“Spot your train” - This query offers information about a train. Current running status,
expected time of arrival/expected time of departure (ETA/ETD) at the queried station can
be easily known through this query.
“Live Station” - This query has been given to replicate the display boards at station.
One can see the trains expected to arrive/depart at any station in next 2 or 4 hours.
“Train Schedule”-This provides complete schedule of a train with all public stoppages
enroute and schedule arrival/departure at the station, distance and day count.
“Trains between Stations” - One can find out the list of all types of trains available
between any two stations over Indian Railways.
“Cancelled Trains” - This query displays all trains marked as cancelled on Indian
Railways. The option displays trains which are cancelled through entire route as well as
trains which are cancelled on partial route.
“Rescheduled Trains” -This query displays all trains marked as rescheduled on Indian
Railways. The option displays trains’ rescheduled timings.
“Diverted Trains” – This query displays all trains marked as diverted on Indian
CRIS, has constantly been involved in taking new initiatives and developing various
applications for Railway users and interfaces for general public to provide quality
information about train running and other services with enhanced user experiences.
Member Traffic, Railway Board, Shri D.P.Pandey while reviewing the IT projects with
MD/CRIS and other officers of Railway Board and CRIS on 22nd
April, 2014 appreciated the
Mobile app developed by CRIS and expressed his hope that the app will be well received by
mobile users and will certainly add great value to the services.
IRCON Signs MoU with Transparency International India
Ircon International Limited, a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of
Railways, signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Transparency International
India (TII) for implementing Integrity Pact, here today. This MOU is aimed at maintaining
complete transparency, integrity and accountability in all its major contracts and
procurement. The MoU was signed by Shri Mohan Tiwari, CMD, IRCON, and Dr. S.K.
Agarwal, Chairman, TII in the presence of senior officers of IRCON and TII.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Agarwal said that the Integrity Pact will not only ensure
efficiency, but it also helps in building public trust and enhances the credibility of the
organisation. So far, 47 PSUs have signed the Pact, he informed.
Integrity Pact is a tool conceived by the Berlin-based Transparency International to fight
corruption in public procurement through a voluntary agreement between a buyer and the
prospective vendors/bidders, refraining both sides to exercise any corrupt influence on any
aspect of the contract.
In his address, Shri Tiwari said that the company has been voluntarily adopting all the
Corporate Governance measures in its endeavour for transparency in public procurement,
and implementing Integrity Pact is another step in this direction.
Commodity-Wise Freight Revenue Earnings During Fiscal 2013-14
The Indian Railways have generated Rs. 93468.84 crore of revenue earnings from
commodity-wise freight traffic during financial year 2013-14 as compared to Rs. 84791.33
crore during the corresponding period last year. Railways carried 1053.55 million tonnes of
commodity-wise freight traffic during fiscal 2013-14 as compared to 1009.89 million tonnes
carried during the corresponding period last year.
During financial year 2013-14, Rs. 39987.15 crore came from transportation of 508.10
million tonnes of coal, followed by Rs. 9163.67 crore from 124.25 million tonnes of iron ore
for exports, steel plants and for other domestic user, Rs. 8665.32 crore from 109.81 million
tonnes of cement, Rs. 7894.39 crore from 54.38 million tonnes of foodgrains, Rs. 5405.37
crore from 41.94 million tonnes of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL), Rs. 5805.33 crore
from 38.55 million tonnes of Pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points,
Rs. 4535.89 crore from 44.38 million tonnes of fertilizers, Rs. 1560.81 crore from 17.33
million tonnes of raw material for steel plants except iron ore, Rs. 4339.62 crore from 43.60
million tonnes by container service and Rs. 6111.29 crore from 71.21 million tonnes of other
(Release ID :104871)
Portal ‘Railsaver’ to Improve Energy Efficiency on Indian Railways Inaugurated
In a move to further improve energy efficiency on Indian Railways, a web based
Electrical Energy Management System, RAILSAVER, developed by Centre of Railway
Informatics System (CRIS), an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Railways,
was inaugurated by Shri Kul Bhushan, Member Electrical, Railway Board here today. He
said that this portal will be very useful for Indian Railways in reducing carbon foot print
which is very important for addressing the challenges of global warming and sustainability
of our environment. He also stated that Indian Railways is determined to reduce the cost of
electricity by adopting various means like procuring power through trading, bilateral
Shri Bhushan further stated that the portal RAILSAVER will provide a perfect IT based
platform for energy consumption data which will pave the way for systematic collection,
assimilation, interpretation and analysis of data in evolving future strategies for conceiving,
implementing and further intensifying energy conservation efforts on Indian Railways. He
also sought support of UNDP in linking of RAILSAVER web-site with other Railroad
systems so that the best practices on energy efficiency, benchmarks for specific energy
consumption etc. can be shared and adopted by amongst each other.
The portal is a part of the project for “Improving Energy Efficiency in Indian Railway
System” being executed by Indian Railways under programmatic framework of UNDP
through Global Environmental Facility (GEF) funding of US $ 5.2 million. The project
envisages defining framework for energy conservation initiatives on Indian Railway system
by introduction of energy efficient technologies and adoption of various measures in traction
and non-traction sub-sectors.
Slew of measures like adoption of energy efficient luminaries and equipment, deployment of
new generation 3 phase energy efficient electric locomotives and electrical multiple units etc.
have resulted into substantial savings in electricity consumption in the past. This portal will
further facilitate in saving energy upto 15% by the year 2020 through improved energy
efficiency measures as laid down in Railway‟s vision document. The project after
implementation will be immensely helpful in creating awareness of energy efficiency
measures, understanding importance of such measures, availability of knowledge bank on
these measures, availability of training modules amongst many others.
Ms. Suhas Kumar, MD/CRIS, Ms. Alexandra Solovieva, Dy. Country Head UNDP and
Officers from Railway Board, UNDP, Northern Railway and CRIS also present on the
occasion among others.
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Indian Railways Carry 1053.54 Million Tonnes of Freight During Fiscal 2013-14
Indian Railways have carried 1053.54 million tonnes of revenue earning freight traffic
during the financial year 2013-14. The freight carried shows an increase of 43.68 million
tonnes over the freight traffic of 1009.86 million tonnes actually carried during the
corresponding period last year.
During the month of March 2014, the revenue earning freight traffic carried by Indian
Railways was 100.49 million tonnes. There is an increase of 2.15 million tonnes over the
actual freight traffic of 98.34 million tonnes carried by the Indian Railways during the same
period last year.
Railway Revenue Earnings during Fiscal 2013-2014
The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis during the
financial year 2013-14 were Rs. 140485.02 crore compared to Rs. 121831.65 crore during
the same period last year.
The total goods earnings crore during fiscal 2013-14 were Rs. 94925.02 core compare
to Rs. 82852.54 crore during the same period last year.
The total passenger revenue earnings during the financial year 2013-14 were Rs.
37478.03 crore compared to Rs. 31896.22 crore during the same period last year.
The approximate revenue earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs. 3818.04 crore
during fiscal 2013-14 compared to Rs. 3137.92 crore during the same period last year.
The total approximate numbers of passengers booked during the financial year 2013-
14 were 8535.00 million compared to 8602.12 million during the same period last year. In
the suburban and non-suburban sectors, the numbers of passengers booked during fiscal
2013-14 were 4549.85 million and 3985.15 million compared to 4473.38 million and
4128.74 million during the same period last year.
Indian Railways Carry 953.05 Million Tonnes of Freight During April- February
Indian Railways have carried 953.05 million tonnes of revenue earning freight traffic
during 1st April 2013 to 28th February 2014. The freight carried shows an increase of 41.63
million tonnes over the freight traffic of 911.44 million tonnes actually carried during the
corresponding period last year.
During the month of February 2014, the revenue earning freight traffic carried by
Indian Railways was 86.93 million tonnes. There is an increase of 3.32 million tonnes over
the actual freight traffic of 83.61 million tonnes carried by the Indian Railways during the
same period last year.
Railways’ Commodity-Wise Freight Revenuedata for April- February 2013
The Railways have generated Rs. 84379.49 crore of revenue earnings from
commodity-wise freight traffic during 1st April, 2013 to 28th February, 2014 as compared to
Rs. 76420.59 crore during the corresponding period last year,. Railways carried 953.05
million tonnes of commodity-wise freight traffic during April 2013 to February 2014 as
compared to 911.42 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period last year.
Out of the total earnings of Rs. 7878.48 crore from commodity-wise freight traffic
during the month of February 2014, Rs. 3326.42 crore came from transportation of 41.66
million tonnes of coal, followed by Rs. 774.22 crore from 10.33 million tonnes of iron ore
for exports, steel plants and for other domestic user, Rs. 779.34 crore from 9.66 million
tonnes of cement, Rs. 732.33 crore from 4.95 million tonnes of foodgrains, Rs. 429.90 crore
from 3.17 million tonnes of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL), Rs. 494.73 crore from 3.16
million tonnes of Pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points, Rs. 317.56
crore from 2.93 million tonnes of fertilizers, Rs. 123.21 crore from 1.39 million tonnes of
raw material for steel plants except iron ore, Rs. 355.30 crore from 3.63 million tonnes by
container service and Rs. 545.47 crore from 6.05 million tonnes of other goods.
Railway Revenue Earnings Data for April – February 2014
The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis during 1st
April 2013 to 28th February 2014 were Rs. 126028.54 crore compared to Rs. 112017.08
crore during the same period last year.
The total goods earnings crore during 1st April 2013 – 28th February 2014 were Rs.
85682.76 core compare to Rs. 77368.52 crore during 1st April 2012 – 28th February 2013.
The total passenger revenue earnings during 1st April 2013 – 28th February 2014 were
Rs. 33755.46 crore compared to Rs. 28915.09 crore during the same period last year.
The approximate revenue earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs. 3480.28 crore
during April 2013 - February 2014 compared to Rs. 2851.90 crore during the same period
The total approximate numbers of passengers booked during 1st April 2013 – 28th
February 2014 were 7710.11 million compared to 7790.46 million during the same period
last year. In the suburban and non-suburban sectors, the numbers of passengers booked
during April 2013 - February 2014 were 4168.82 million and 3541.29 million compared to
4095.94 million and 3694.52 million during the same period last year.
Setting up of a new rail coach manufacturing unit at Kolar, Karnataka
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for setting up a new rail coach manufacturing
unit at Kolar, Karnataka to manufacture 500 coaches per annum at an estimated cost of Rs
1460.92 cr.(excluding cost of land) with active participation of State Government. The
Ministry of Railways will finance 50 percent of the cost and the Government of Karnataka
shall provide the required land, free of cost as well as meet the remaining 50 percent of the
project completion cost with escalation.
Land to the extent of about 1118.38 acres shall be provided free of cost by the Government
of Karnataka.The proposed plant shall help Indian Railways in ensuring timely availability
of passenger coaches to meet the increasing demands of passenger transportation.
Use of CNG by Railways in Diesel Engines
Railways have tested a kit for partial running of DEMU (Diesel Electric Multiple Unit)
engines on CNG. One such DEMU DPC has been developed and running at Shakurbasti
diesel shed. One DEMU DPC is already in commercial service with CNG engine.
The ratio of cost variation between CNG and diesel run engines per 100 kms i.e. saving in
using CNG with 20 per cent diesel substitution as compared to 100 per cent diesel operations
in a DPC at present is 13.4 per cent approximately.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Adhir Ranjan
Chowdhury in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Commodity-Wise Freight Revenue by Railways Goes Up by 10.37 Per Cent During
The Railways have generated Rs. 76501.01 crore of revenue earnings from commodity-
wise freight traffic during 1st April, 2013 to 31st January, 2014 as compared to Rs. 69313.47
crore during the corresponding period of last year, registering an increase of 10.37 per cent.
Railways carried 866.14 million tonnes of commodity-wise freight traffic during April 2013-
January 2014 as compared to 827.82 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period
of last year, registering an increase of 4.63 per cent.
Out of the total earnings of Rs.8795.90 crore from commodity-wise freight traffic during the
month of January 2014, Rs. 3773.98 crore came from transportation of 46.55 million tonnes
of coal, followed by Rs. 866.90 crore from 11.39 million tonnes of iron ore for exports, steel
plants and for other domestic user, Rs. 865.78 crore from 10.65 million tonnes of cement,
Rs. 779.39 crore from 5.03 million tonnes of foodgrains, Rs. 471.43 crore from 3.56 million
tonnes of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL), Rs. 525.56 crore from 3.49 million tonnes of
Pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points, Rs. 378.34 crore from 3.61
million tonnes of fertilizers, Rs. 144.02 crore from 1.38 million tonnes of raw material for
steel plants except iron ore, Rs. 380.57 crore from 3.91 million tonnes by container service
and Rs. 609.93 crore from 6.83 million tonnes of other goods.
(Release ID :103786)
Construction of a new broad gauge line between Ajmer and Sawai Madhopur via
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the construction of a new
broad gauge line between Ajmer and Sawai Madhopur via Tonk in Rajasthan. The total
length of the new line will be 165 kms.
The total anticipated cost of Rs.873.71 crore for this project will be funded 50 percent
through budgetary support and 50 percent through the Government of Rajasthan. Land will
be provided free of cost by the Government of Rajasthan. The line will be completed in eight
years during the 13th Plan period.
The new line will cater to the travelling needs of the people of the area and carrying of goods
on Ajmer-Sawai Madhopur via Tonk. It will also provide infrastructure support to the
backward districts of Ajmer, Tonk and Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan as also an alternate
route between Chittaurgarh and Sawai Madhopur on the Delhi - Ahmedabad route.
(Release ID :103635)
Construction of a new rail line between Gadag and Wadi in Karnataka
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the construction of a new rail
line between Gadag and Wadi in Karnataka. The total length of the new line will be 252.5
The total anticipated cost of Rs.1922.14 crore for this project will be funded 50 percent
through budgetary support and 50 percent through the Government of Karnataka. Land will
be provided free of cost by the Government of Karnataka and the line will be completed in
six years during the 13th Plan period.
The new rail line would provide a direct shorter route for the people of the area and
further to Hyderabad/Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh. Besides the travelling needs of the
people, various cement, steel and power plants in the area would get the necessary rail link
for transportation of their raw material and finished products. Gadag, Koppal, Raichur and
Gulbarga areas of Karnataka would also be covered by this new rail line.
SH/VK (Release ID :103630)
Construction of a new broad gauge line between Pirpainti-Jasidih (Mohanpur)
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the construction of a new
broad gauge line between Pirpainti-Jasidih (Mohanpur) in Jharkhand.
The total anticipated cost of Rs.915.96 crore for this project will be funded 50 percent
through budgetary support and 50 percent through the Government of Jharkhand. The line
will be completed in five years during the 13th Plan period.
The rail link between Pirpainti and Jasidih is necessary for providing direct connectivity to
business centres lying in the backward regions of Jharkhand and Bihar such as Pirpainti,
Hansdiha, Godda and Jasidih. The rail link will also serve the Left Wing Extremism (LWE)
affected areas of Jharkhand.
(Release ID :103625)
Steps Taken to Increase Freight Traffic
A target of loading 1,047 million tonnes during 2013-14 was set for Indian
Railways and which will surpass the Budget estimate.
In order to increase the share of rail borne traffic, an innovative “Empty Flow Discount
Scheme” is being formulated and will be implemented shortly. For further increasing
throughput on the existing network, carrying additional traffic and bolstering freight
earnings, universalisation of all routes on Indian Railways as „CC+9+1‟ (Carrying
Capacity+9 tonne+1 tonne) is being planned.
Container traffic has witnessed rapid growth in the last few years. For facilitating seamless
transport of imported cargo, some of the restrictions on movement of imported commodities
through containers have been eased. Further, to increase throughput of container traffic, the
permissible carrying capacity of 20 feet containers has been enhanced by 4 tonnes by
necessary upgrade of rolling stock.
There is a vast potential to be tapped in the area of parcel traffic. An aggressive strategy has
been evolved for attracting more such traffic to rail. Parcel trains will be run from nominated
parcel terminals which have been already notified for achieving the above, and Special
Parcel Trains will be run on scheduled timings, so that time-sensitive cargo can be attracted.
A new policy on parcels will be formulated which shall also encourage transportation of milk
across the country. A new concept of hub and spoke for parcel business will be introduced.
Third party warehousing in Special Parcel Terminals is also envisaged.
(Release ID :103539)
Financial Performance of Railways in 2013-14
Freight Earning Target Increased to RS. 94000 crore
Given the promising trend of loading, the target has been scaled up to about 1052
million tonnes from the budget target of 1047 million tonnes. However, the average lead of
freight traffic is falling, and is likely to be 622 km against budgeted 644.5 km. Yet, the
Railways is confident of surpassing the freight earnings target which has been increased to
Rs 94,000 crore from Rs. 93,554 crore in Budget Estimates. Considering the trend of
passenger earnings, the revised target has been kept at Rs 37,500 crore.
There has been continuing strong inflationary pressure on the input costs, especially the cost
of fuel, both HSD Oil and electrical energy. There has also been a higher than expected
burden on account of significant fresh recruitment in many safety categories, additional
dearness allowance for Railway employees and dearness relief for Railway pensioners. Yet,
as a result of stringent and close monitoring, the increase under Ordinary Working Expenses
has been kept at a modest Rs 560 crore only. However, pension allocation requirements have
gone up by a more significant Rs 2,000 crore. Dividend payment to General Revenues has
also gone up by Rs 1,591crore with the increase in the rate from 4% to 5%.
Considering the trend of earnings and expenditure, the revised plan outlay stands at Rs
59,359 crore. Operating Ratio of Railways is likely to be 90.8% as against budgeted target of
Continuing the happy trend of 2012-13, and in a marked improvement from the two earlier
years, Railways will end the current year with surplus, and fund balances would increase
from Rs 2,391 crore at the beginning of current fiscal to Rs 8,018 crore at the end of March,
2014. This is primarily attributable to strict fiscal discipline enforced by the organisation.
(Release ID :103538)
Cost Sharing of Railway Projects With State Governments
To catalyse creation of Rail infrastructure for overall national growth, State
Governments of Karnataka, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Haryana have
agreed to share cost of several Rail projects in their respective areas.
While efforts of the government to provide precious financial resources for growth of Indian
Railways would continue, the phenomenal investment needs of rail infrastructure cannot be
met entirely through Gross Budgetary Support, Internal Generation of Railways and Market
Borrowing. The Railways have therefore started targeting private investment in rail
infrastructure to bridge the gap.
(Release ID :103533)
Use of Information Technology in Railways
Information Technology has revolutionized the Railways customer interface
over the last few years and will continue.
Some of the initiatives that would be taken are -
- proliferation of cash accepting Automatic Ticket Vending Machines;
- Ticketing on mobile phones in the unreserved segment;
- PNR status update to passengers through system generated SMS;
- An update for train running information; Online booking of retiring rooms at all
- Online booking of meals on trains for selected en-route stations;
- Introduction of e-forwarding note and electronic transmission of railway receipts for
freight customers, which will enable users to carry out freight business with
Railways from the comfort of their homes and offices; and
· Computerisation of claims settlement process on Indian Railways.
(Release ID :103532)
New Factories and Specially Designed Coaches
Three new factories viz. Rail Wheel Plant in district Chhapra, Rail Coach
Factory at Rae Bareli and Diesel Component Factory at Dankuni have become functional
and commenced production during 2013-14.
Specially designed coaches for adverse weather conditions have been inducted for rail travel
in Kashmir Valley. Also corrosion resistant and lighter wagons with capability to carry extra
pay-load and higher speed potential up to 100 kmph have been developed.
(Release ID :103531)
Expansion of Railway Network in 2013-14
During the year 2013-14 the Railways have completed 1,532 km of New Line,
Doubling and Gauge Conversion against a revised target of 1,525 km. Sections
commissioned in 2013-14 include:
a. Karur – Salem (85 Km)
b. Koderma – Nawadih (34 Km)
c. Lalitpur – Tikamgarh (51.5 Km)
d. New Morinda to Sanewal (54 Km) thereby complete commissioning of Chandigarh
e. Qazigund – Banihal (19 Km)
f. Kadur – Chikmaglur (46 Km)
a. Hanumangarh – Sriganganagar (64Km)
b. Manamadurai – Virudunagar (67 Km)
c. Darum Madhepura – Murliganj (22 Km)
d. Kolar – Chickballapur (85 Km)
e. Rangiya – Rangapara North – Dekargaon (145 Km)
a. Panskura – Shyamchak (27 km) 3rd
b. Muri – Tulin (1.5 km) Doubling 2nd
Bridge over River Subernarekha
c. Jirat – Ambika Kalna (20.23 km)
d. Magrahat – Diamond Harbour (15 km)
e. Kursela-Karagola (17 km)
f. Katereah-Kosi cabin (4km)
g. Madur – Mandya (19 km)
h. Birur – Ajjampur (18km)
(Release ID :103529)
Extension of Rail Connectivity to The North Eastern Region
The Railways is now on course to convert the strategically important 510 km long
Rangiya - Murkongselek Metre Gauge line into Broad Gauge within this financial year. The
Capital of Arunanchal Pradesh would soon be on rail map in this financial year, as Harmuti-
Naharlagun newline is expected to be commissioned shortly.
The state of Meghalaya is also all set to come on the Railway map in this financial year, as
Dudhnoi – Mehendipathar newline is getting completed by March 2014.
(Release ID :103528)
Gross traffic Receipts in 2014-15 Projected at RS. 1.6 Lakh Crore
Anticipating a healthier growth of economy, the freight traffic target is proposed at
1,101 million tonnes, an increment of 49.7 million tonnes over the current years’ revised
target of about 1052 million tonnes.
The Budget Estimates for goods, passenger, other coaching and sundry other earnings
have been kept at Rs. 1,05,770 crore, Rs. 45,255 crore, Rs 4,200 crore and Rs. 5,500 crore
respectively in 2014-15. The Gross Traffic Receipts have been projected at Rs. 1,60,775
Ordinary Working Expenses have been proposed at Rs. 1,10,649 crore, which is Rs.
13,589 crore higher than the Revised Estimates for the current year. This will take care of
additional requirements on account of fresh recruitment, increase in dearness allowance
rates, increase in fuel bill, higher lease charges payable to IRFC and general inflationary
increases. Pension outgo has been budgeted at Rs. 27,000 crore, as against Revised
Estimates, 2013-14 of Rs. 24,000 crore. Total Working Expenses are budgeted at Rs.
1,44,199 crore as against Rs. 1,27,260 crore in Revised Estimates, 2013-14. This will leave a
Net Revenue before dividend of Rs. 19,655 crore, and operating ratio of 89.8%. Dividend
payable to General Revenues is estimated at Rs. 9,117 crore. It is estimated that at the end
of 2014-15 the balance under the Railway Funds will be Rs 12,728 crore as against Rs 8018
crore in Revised Estimates, 2013-14.
Annual Plan 2014-15
The Annual Plan 2014-15 envisages investment of Rs. 64,305 crore as against Budget
Estimates 2013-14 of Rs. 63,363 crore and Revised Estimates for 2013-14 of Rs. 59,359
crore. The Budgetary Support from General Revenues has been proposed at Rs. 30,223
MKP/SK/IK (Release ID :103527)
Indian Railways Carry 866.14 Million Tonnes of Freight During
Indian Railways have carried 866.14 million tonnes of revenue earning freight traffic
during 1st April 2013 to 31st January 2014. The freight carried shows an increase of 38.35
million tonnes over the freight traffic of 827.79 million tonnes actually carried during the
corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.63 per cent.
During the month of January 2014, the revenue earning freight traffic carried by Indian
Railways was 96.40 million tonnes. There is an increase of 3.83 million tonnes over the
actual freight traffic of 92.57 million tonnes carried by the Indian Railways during the same
period last year, showing an increase of 4.14 per cent.
(Release ID :103287)
Ongoing Railway Projects in North Eastern Region
Projects important from strategic viewpoints in Jammu & Kashmir and North Eastern
Region (NER) or developmental projects which result in greater integration of these regions
with the rest of India can be categorized as “National Projects”. The concept is not
extendable to other regions of the country. A uniform funding pattern for all those projects is
to be followed as per directives issued by Prime Minister‟s Office.
As on 01.04.2013, there are 20 ongoing New Line, Gauge Conversion and Doubling projects
in NER. Out of these 20 projects, 10 are National Projects. Total length of ongoing projects
is 2919 km being executed at a cost of Rs. 38, 360 crore. The total outlay for executing these
ongoing projects of NER is Rs. 2, 157 crore during 2013-14. After the intervention of
Hon‟ble Prime Minister, an additional allocation of Rs. 850 crore has been given to National
Projects of NER in 2013-14.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Kotla Jaya Surya
Prakash Reddy in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
(Release ID :103230)