70m more passengers travel in trains

2 Apr 2017

Railways has achieved positive growth for the 2016-17 fiscal with 70 million more passengers travelling in trains than last year, breaking a five-year jinx of negative growth in the passenger sector. Since 2012, booking of passenger tickets had witnessed a decline due to various reasons. "However, with concerted efforts, we have managed to buck the trend since 2012 and achieved a positive growth for the year 2016-17," Railway Board Member (Traffic) Mohd Jamshed told PTI.