The Railway Ministry on Thursday reported a rise in passenger traffic and revenue generation during 2016-17. According to the ministry, sustained efforts during the last three years have allowed it to arrest negative growth and enhance passenger earnings.
“For the first time in recent year negative growth has been ceased and increase in the number of passenger and earning started,” the ministry said in a statement highlighting its achievements during the last three years.
As per official data, the railways’ passenger traffic increased by one per cent in 2016-17 to 822.1 crore passengers from 815.1 crore ferried during 2015-16. Read more