Central Railway’s performance in FY 2022-23 (April to August) has been spectacular with a record revenue of Rs.24.58 crores in Non-Fare Revenue as compared to Rs.7.61 crores during the corresponding period last year, showing a whopping increase of 223%.
- In the month of August, 36 Non-Fare Revenue contracts were awarded through e-auction with annual license fee of Rs 628.46 lakh.
- Advertising on trains, viz. Mail/express trains, suburban trains and locomotives which are termed as mobile assets, have proved to be a great revenue generator for Central Railway. A total of 82 mobile assets have been created including 33 on Mumbai division, 38 on Pune division, 5 on Nagpur division and 3 each of Bhusaval and Solapur divisions under e-auction.
- Pune division has e-auctioned and awarded advertising contracts on 27 rakes of 14 mail/express trains in the month of August-2022 registering revenue of Rs.132.48 lakh per annum for a period of 3 years.
- Mumbai division which has heavy suburban traffic has created 42 assets each through advertising on the interior and exterior of suburban EMU rakes. 8 tenders have been awarded including luggage rake display in 38 EMU rakes with a revenue of Rs.35.56 lakh per annum for a period of 5 years. It also includes external advertisement on 15 EMU rakes and internal advertisement on 20 EMU rakes registering revenue of Rs.231.65 lakh.
- Central Railway also registered significant revenue of Rs.105.74 crores through Parcel & Luggage revenue in FY-2022-23 (April to August).In the month of August-2022, Central Railway transported upto 2.10 lakh tonnes of parcel registering revenue of Rs.21.12 crores.
- During the FY 2022-23 (till August), 121 trips of time-tabled parcel trains generated a revenue of Rs.8.32 crores and 14 indent Parcel Cargo Express Trains generated a revenue of 2.90 crores.
- Presently 89 Seating cum Luggage Rakes (SLR) and 12 Van Parcels (VP) are on lease, out of which 18 SLRs and one VP have been leased out through e-auction recently.
Source: Central Railway -Press Release | Image Credit (representational): SCR