Railways to muster Rs 1.46 lakh cr in 2013-14

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 13, 2018

The railways is targeting a record revenue of Rs 1.46 lakh crore during the next fiscal even as it is likely to miss the total resource mobilisation of Rs 1.35 lakh crore set for 2012-13.

It is expected to fall short of the targeted revenue by as much as Rs 7,491.66 crore mainly due to lower passenger and freight earnings.

As per official data, the railways is projected to see gross receipts of Rs 1.28 lakh crore for the fiscal ending March 31, 2013, compared to the Budget estimate of Rs 1.35 lakh crore.

It is expected that the shortfall in revenue mobilisation, both from passenger and freight movement, will be to the tune of Rs 3,573 crore and Rs 3,383, crore respectively compared to the Budget estimates for 2012-13.

Presenting the Budget for 2013-14, Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal today proposed to mobilise Rs 1.46 lakh crore by raising various charges for passenger movement and basic freight rate.

The railways is expected to garner Rs 42,210 crore from passenger fares in 2013-14 compared to the revised estimates of Rs 32,500 crore for the current fiscal.

Similarly, freight movement, the highest contributor to the railways revenue, is likely to generate Rs 93,554 crore against the revised estimate of Rs 85,956 crore for the financial year ending March 31, 2013.

As far as expenditure is concerned, the railways is likely to spend Rs 96,500 crore towards working expenses in the next fiscal. Besides, it has earmarked Rs 4,163 crore for Railway Liability Reserve Fund.

Published on February 26, 2013

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