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44% rise in Palakkad rly division earnings

Our Bureau Mangalore | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on January 27, 2013

Palakkad division of Southern Railways has recorded 44 per cent growth in total earnings during the current fiscal.

A press release by the Palakkad division said here on Saturday that Piyush Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, highlighted the major achievements of Palakkad division from April to the third week of January after unfurling the National Flag at the Republic Day celebrations in Palakkad on Saturday.

The total earnings of Palakkad division stood at Rs 698 crore till third week of January of the fiscal 2012-13. This was 44 per cent higher than the earnings during corresponding period of the previous year.

The earning from freight went up by 128 per cent and from the passenger segment by 11.40 per cent. The release said that the number of passengers carried during the year was 6.67 crore, a growth of 2.42 per cent over the previous year. During November, the division recorded highest ever originating loading of 0.761 million tonnes.

The speed of 39 express and 14 passenger trains have been increased, and 595 special trains have been operated. Palakkad division achieved overall punctuality of 95.7 per cent for mail and express trains and 95.9 per cent for passenger trains during the year, it said.

The automatic ticket vending machines have been installed at Palakkad, Shoranur, Kozhikode, Thalassery and Kannur railway stations. This would help in reducing long queues for purchase of tickets, the release added.

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Published on January 27, 2013
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