The South Western Railway’s Mysuru division registers a significant growth in earnings during the first four months of the current financial year.
From April to July 31, the cumulative earnings of the division is Rs. 202.23 crore, as against Rs. 184.28 crore during the corresponding period last year.
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* The growth is of almost 10%.
* The share of passenger earnings was Rs. 90.18 crore, the freight and goods earnings added up to Rs. 103.77 crore, the single largest contributor towards the division.
* The senior officials said both passenger and freight earnings in the division are poised to increase with the expansion of the track network and the introduction of additional services in some of the high-density sections across the division.
This includes the services originating from Mysuru towards Bengaluru, where already about 24 pairs of trains (including non-daily ones) operate. A few more are slated to be added following the increase in line capacity between the two cities.
* The completion of track electrification works on the Mysuru-Bengaluru section is expected to reduce the running time of the trains, and an increase in their frequency is likely to force the commuting public to shift from road to rail mode of transportation.
* The officials said, the division is also banking on the completion of track doubling work on the Hubballi-Chikjajur and Tumakuru-Arsikere section for increasing freight revenue in the future.