Performance of Indian Railways in the last five years

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The Operating Ratio of Railways over the last five years is given below:

Year Operating Ratio (%)
2014-15 91.25
2015-16 90.48
2016-17 96.50
2017-18 98.44
2018-19 97.29

The details of revenue surplus of Railways over the last five years are given below:

Year Revenue Surplus ( Rs. in crore)
2014-15 7,664.94
2015-16 10,505.97
2016-17 4,913.00
2017-18 1,665.61
2018-19 3,773.86

 The total expenditure incurred by the Central Government on Indian Railways over the last five years  is given below:

Year *Total expenditure incurred by the Central Government on Indian Railways (Revenue and Capital) ( Rs. in crore)
2014-15 2,01,027.15
2015-16 2,12,327.42
2016-17 2,16,180.96
2017-18 2,23,751.35
2018-19 2,44,234.36
  • Total expenditure excludes capex under Extra Budgetary Resources (i.e. Market Borrowings & Partnerships) of  Rs. 11,044 crore, Rs. 39,066 crore, Rs. 52,578 crore, Rs. 55,498 crore and Rs. 75,876 crore during 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 respectively.

This information was given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 07 Feb 2020.


Source: PIB

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