South Central Railway has provided transportation facility to 375.8 million passengers during the Financial Year 2016-17 as against 366.6 million passenger in the previous financial year, which is higher by 9.16 million passengers.
The total earnings of passenger services is estimated to be around Rs. 3564.8 Crore during the financial year which is the highest ever passenger earning record in the history of South Central Railway. These passenger earnings are Rs. 252 Crore higher than previous year.
Some of the highlights on PassengerTransportation Sector are:-
ØNew Services: South Central Railway introduced 9 new train services to facilitate passengers, 7 trains were extended to run more distance and frequency was increased for 1 train.
ØAugmentation: South Central Railway attached 40 coaches in regular trains, generating an additional capacity of 2, 600 berths every day. Where as 14, 741 coaches were attached during 2016-17 on temporary basis generating additional capacity of 6 lakh berths.
ØSpecial Trains: South Central Railway operated about 1, 468 trips of special trains services on various occassions to clear extra rush of passengers. The special trains were run to destinations from Hyderabad City to Jaipur, Bikaner, Raxual, Madurai, Kochuvelli and Tata Nagar etc.
-To meet the passenger demand in the summer season more than 400 trains have been announced and 2000+ coaches were proposed for temporary augmentation.
-During 12 day Krishna Pushkaram period in August, 2016, 13 railway stations were identified as Pushkaram Rail Heads and special arrangements for pilgrim traffic were made. 691 speical trains were run, 4871 extra coaches were attached, 107 temporary stoppages were provided and 4.26 million passengers were carried.
ØStoppages: 58 new stoppages have been provided for the convinince of passengers.
ØSpeeding up of trains: 69 trains have been speeded up to rationalize the time taken for transportation of the passengers. 3 trains have been converted to superfast express trains for speedy transportation.
ØTicket checking: 1.69 lakh ticket checking cases were registered against ticket less travellers to comfort genuine travellers, which is 4.7 % more than last year. Ticket checking earnings recorded Rs. 1.85 crore more than last year. Total earning from ticket checking is estimated to be Rs. 125 crore.