Friday, August 15, 2014

Railways Takes Steps to Further Bring Down its Operating Ratio
It is a continuous endeavour of the Indian Railways to bring down the operating ratio by controlling expenditure and increasing revenues. The Operating Ratio of the Indian Railways was 94.9% in 2011-12, 90.2 per cent in 2012-13 and 93.5 per cent in 2013-14(Provisional). Budget Estimates 2014-15 envisage an operating ratio of 92.5 per cent.

Steps taken for maximizing the traffic earnings, inter-alia, include rationalization of fare and freight tariff, effective marketing strategies to capture more and more traffic, creation of additional capacity and optimum utilization of the existing rail infrastructure, improved throughput by steps to increase productivity and efficiency, improvement of passenger interface etc. Railways are making efforts to contain expenditure through diverse means including strict economy and austerity measures, improved man-power planning, better asset utilization and inventory management, optimizing fuel consumption etc. This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

(Release ID :108762)


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