ECR earns Rs 1,588 cr in Aug, emerges top revenue zone


PATNA, Sept 8: The East Central Railway (ECR) has

emerged as the top gross earning zone of the Indian Railways

in August, an official said.

The zone, headquartered in Bihar’s Hajipur, has earned

Rs 1,588.74 crore last month, he said.

“As per figures published by Directorate of Statistics

and Economics, Railway Board, ECR has ranked first in the

country in terms of gross earnings with Rs 1,588.74 crore

revenues in August,” ECR CPRO Rajesh Kumar said in a release.

Of the Rs 1588.74 crore earnings, the zone received

Rs 1331.93 crore from freight, Rs 237.26 crore from passenger

traffic and Rs 19.55 crore from miscellaneous sources, he


Kumar said ECR is followed by South East Central

Railway with Rs 1,522.32 crore and East Coast Railway with Rs

1517.74 crore earnings in August. (PTI)