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SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY
PRESS RELEASE
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE, SECUNDERABAD - 500 071
No.601/2023-2422-11-2023
Secunderabad
South Central Railway Records Significant Increase in General And Sleeper Class Passengers

South Central Railway has been in the forefront in serving the passengers from different strata of the society. The zone has been undertaking various measures such as introduction of new train services, running of special trains, provision of additional stoppages and augmentation of coaches etc., to provide Rail services to more number of passengers across its network.  Consequently, SCR has witnessed significant growth in the passenger segment and has recorded impressive increase in the number of general and sleeper class passengers during the current financial year i.e., 2023-24 up to October.

 During April to October, 2023 the zone has provided transport facility to a total of 15.75 crore passengers. The zone has carried 14.32 crore passengers in General & Sleeper coaches which amounts to 90.9% of the total number of passengers, where as the number of passengers who travelled in AC coaches during the same period is 1.43 crore.As compared to the previous financial year, the number of passengers has increased by 1.01 crores in Non AC coaches and 27 lakh extra passengers in AC coaches over the zone.

 South Central Railway has been continuously monitoring the routes where there has been high demand of passengers both destination-wise and also for special occasions such as festivals. Accordingly, SCR has operated 664trains per day to facilitate passengers from different regions. Out of the total number of trains which are being operated per day, 349 are Mail/Express trains; 209 are passenger specials trains and 106 are MMTS train services.

 At the National level, Indian Railways is currently operating 10,748 trains per day across the length and breadth of the country. Railways has transported a total of 372 crores of passengers in General and Sleeper class coaches, where as the number of passengers travelled in AC coaches during the same period is 18.2 crore. During the current financial year up to October, 38 crore passengers have travelled additionally in non AC coaches (General & Sleeper) and 3.1 crore passengers travelled in AC coaches when compared with the corresponding period of the previous financial year.



(Ch.Rakesh)
Chief Public Relations Officer




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