Kolkata, 4th April, 2017:-
Metro Railway, Kolkata has registered significant achievements in carrying passengers and earnings during financial year 2016-17.
In this financial year, Metro Railway carried 1973.74 lakh passengers which is 2.99% more in comparison to 1916.37 lakh passengers carried in the financial year 2015-16.
Metro Railway has also created record in earnings in this financial year 2016-17. During this period, Metro Railway has earned Rs. 18714.66 lakh which is 4.20% higher than the earnings of Rs. 17959.56 lakh in the previous financial year i.e. 2015-16.
MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OF 2016-17 IN INDIAN RAILWAYS:
Major achievements of Passenger Business in Indian Railways in the financial year 2016-17 are mentioned below.
Ø8221 Million Passengers Travelled as against 8151 Million Passengers in 2015-16.
ØPassengers booked about 70 million more than last year (+0.89%).
ØPassenger Earnings estimated at Rs. 2,000 crore more than last year.
ØThe total earnings are estimated to be around Rs. 47,400/-crore. This is the highest ever passenger earnings.
Ø1st time in recent year negative growth has been seized and increase in the number of passenger and earnings started.