The Indian Railways has reported revenues of Rs48,947.17 crore during the first half of the current financial year (April-September 2011-12) against Rs44,337.86 crore during the first quarter of the previous financial year - an increase of 10.40 per cent year-on-year.
Total earnings from goods traffic have gone up to Rs32,439.00 crore during the first half of the fiscal, from Rs29,448.55 crore during the first half of the previous fiscal, showing an increase of 10.15 per cent.
Total revenue from passenger transport during the first six months of the financial year 2011-12 stood at Rs14,017.69 crore against Rs12,688.79 crore during the same period of the previous year, posting a growth of 10.47 per cent.
Revenue from other coaching amounted to Rs1,377.76 crore during April-September 2011 compared with Rs1,234.56 crore during the same period last year - an increase of 11.60 per cent.
The total approximate number of passengers booked during April-September 2011 were up 5.47 per cent at 4120.75 million against 3,906.95 million during the same period last year.
In the suburban and non-suburban sectors, the number of passengers booked during April-September 2011 were 2,073.18 million and 2,047.57 million compared to 1,989.30 million and 1,917.65 million during the same period last year, showing an increase of 4.22 per cent and 6.77 per cent, respectively.