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Railways’ April-May revenue up 3.34 percent


New Delhi : The total earnings of Indian Railways during April-May stood at around Rs.13,709 crore, compared to Rs.13,266 crore earned during the corresponding period last year, reflecting an increase of 3.34 percent.

Freight earnings have gone up 2.34 percent to Rs.9,340 crore during the period under review from about Rs.9,127 crore in the year-ago period, the railways ministry said Tuesday.

Total passenger revenue earnings during first two months of the current year stood at Rs.3,831 crore, registering an increase of 5.35 percent from Rs.3,637 crore earned in the corresponding period in 2008-09.

Passenger bookings rose to 1,204 million from 1,155 million – an increase of 4.19 percent.