Central Railways continued its number one position in parcel revenue among all the Zonal Railways. Central Railway’s parcel revenue for the month of February-2022 is INR 28.16 crores. Parcel revenue stood at INR 288 crores during the period April-2021 to February-2022 which is 119 per cent more than the revenue of INR 131.34 crores achieved during the same period last year. The tonnage transported up to February-2022 is 6.75 lakh tonnes.
The growth in parcel traffic is mainly driven by the successful running of Kisan Rail carrying perishable traffic of the area to the far-flung markets of the country. In the Financial year 2021-22 (April-2021 to February-2022), Kisan Rail has made 847 trips to various destinations transporting 3.06 lakh tonnes. Since the inception of Kisan Rail, 1074 trips have been run transporting 3.78 lakh tonnes.
Anil Kumar Lahoti, General Manager, Central Railway said that parcel transportation by rail is the safest, quickest and the most environment-friendly option available for customers. He also said Kisan Rail has proved to be a big success story that has greatly benefited farmers, small and medium entrepreneurs.
Central Railway is also number one in Non-Fare Revenue on all Indian Railways. From April 2021 to February 2022, the revenue on this account is INR 26.92 crore which is 151% more than the revenue achieved during the same period last year.
Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune Divisions have awarded works under ‘Hybrid OBHS contracts on earning modes’ for 6 trains (Mumbai-Nagpur Duranto Express, Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express, Dadar-Sawantwadi Road Tutari Express, Mumbai-Karmali Tejas Express, Mumbai- Madgaon Janshatabdi Express and Pune- Ahmedabad Duranto Express) with an annual license fee of INR 40.5 lakh for one year. Under this scheme, exterior and interior advertising, infotainment, train vending of multipurpose items including disposable linen and promotional rights are allowed to licensee. This will lead to savings on OBHS and bedroll services.