SER passenger traffic & earnings
In the financial year 2016-17, South Eastern Railway has carried 259.06 million originating passengers as against 256.88 million passengers carried in 2015-16 registering an increase of 0.85%. Out of total 259.06 million passengers, 137.10 million were suburban passengers and 121.96 million were non-suburban passengers.
South Eastern Railway’s earnings from passenger traffic in 2016-17 has been Rs. 1924.75 crores as against Rs. 1838.82 crores earned from passenger traffic in 2015-16, achieving a growth of 4.67%.
This remarkable performance in passenger sector has been possible due to running of 580 special trains in 2016-17 towards different directions during festive seasons and summer & winter holidays. This apart, augmentation of existing mail/express trains during rush period also contributed to the growth in passenger traffic. The passenger traffic has also increased with enhancement of different passenger facilities in trains and replacement of existing rakes with LHB rakes. (EOIC)