Growth in S Rly's Earnings
CHENNAI:“Southern Railways has achieved an 9.0 percent growth in overall earnings, 5.2 percent growth in freight earning and 13.3 percent in passenger earning, with expenditure rising by 8.5 percent with marginally improving our operating ratio which stands at 131.54, said Ashok Agarwal, General Manager, Southern Railways speaking at the 60th Railway week day celebrations on Thursday. “Continuing to be passenger oriented railways, we have permanently augmented trains by adding 96 coaches and temporarily adding 9,562 coaches with 1,099 special trains run to clear holiday rush,” Agarwal added.
The week is celebrated every year by various railway zones between April10 to April 16, to mark the starting of the Indian Railways with a single track back in 1853 with a single track between the erstwhile Bombay and Thane to remember the history of the institution and set goals for the coming year.
Southern Railway also secured three shields for safety, comprehensive health care and station cleanliness shield for the first time at the Railway Board level meet held recently event also saw many railway employees and their children display a variety of programmes such as fusion dance, music and instrumental displays which kept the packed hall enthralled with their performances.