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)