NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways is estimated to have posted an all-time high revenue of Rs 1.68 lakh crore in last fiscal year, by focusing on boosting freight traffic and innovative steps on passenger fares.

Railways minister Suresh Prabhu said his aim for this fiscal year is to do 1.2 billion tonnes.”Despite the most challenging environment, we have done very well. Various policy interventions at times when we could foresee slump in demand were taken, which were pivotal in bringing back the traffic,”

The ministry took some steps in past year which includes additional discounts on loading of some commodities, doing away with various usage charges on freight, as well as innovative pricing of premium passenger trains, such as dynamic pricing on Rajdhani and Shatabdi.

 

 

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