South Western Railway starts financial year with best ever monthly earnings of Rs. 217.47 crore in the passenger segment in May 2022

South Western Railway’s performance in the new financial year has taken off with best ever monthly earnings in the passenger segment in May 2022. The originating passenger revenue of ₹ 217.47 Crores is the highest ever earnings, the previous best being 203.22 Crores in the month of March.

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  • The proactive approach in planning for the season by operating special trains, attaching extra coaches has yielded good results.
  • 16 Exam/summer special trains were run in May 2022 by SWR with 205 trips with earnings of Rs. 4.61 Crores and carried 74,522 passengers.
  • In addition, the zone has been continuously augmenting the trains with additional coaches wherever there is a possibility and a demand, leading to more number of passengers being transported.
  • 250 Extra coaches have been attached in May 2022 to clear extra summer rush of passengers, with an earnings of Rs.93 Lakhs carrying 15,409 Passengers.
  • All General Second-Class coaches in long distance trains have been de-reserved with effect from 01.04.2022 o­nwards.
  • 2 pairs of trains i.e., Train No. 12608/12607 KSR Bengaluru – MGR Chennai Central – KSR Bengaluru Express & Train 12609/12610 Mysuru – MGR Chennai -Mysuru have been permanently augmented by each with 2 Chair Cars.
  • 23 trains have been temporarily augmented with 24 coaches. Proposed 13 special trains for 177 trips to various destinations during Summer / Holidays / Festivals etc.

General Manager, Shri Sanjeev Kishore, stated that this was possible because of meticulous planning and exceptional synergy displayed by dedicated team members especially of Traffic, Operating branches of HeadQuarters and Bengaluru, Hubballi & Mysuru Divisions.

  • He informed that in the next o­ne, additional coaches are going to be permanently attached to 48 trains and the same will further boost passenger traffic.

Source: South Western Railway -Press Release | Image Credit (representational): MoR