Railways earned Rs 139.20 crore from sale of platform tickets in 2018-19: Piyush Goyal

Goyal also said while railways earned Rs 230.47 crore from advertisements and shops, including those on the platforms in 2018-19.

Published: 27th November 2019 02:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th November 2019 02:52 PM   |  A+A-

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A visitor waiting to get a platform ticket. (File Photo | EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Railways earned Rs 139.20 crore from the sale of platform tickets in 2018-19 and Rs 78.50 crore till September this fiscal, the ministry informed the Parliament on Wednesday.

Replying to a query in Lok Sabha, Railway minister Piyush Goyal said while railways earned Rs 230.47 crore from advertisements and shops, including those on the platforms in 2018-19, it earned Rs 128.40 crore till September this fiscal from the same source.

"As per the extant policy, contracts for shops and advertisements are awarded after open competitive bidding. The rates are outcome of the competition during the bid," he said.

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