Indian Railways Operating Ratio, Revenue Surplus and Expenditure Over Five Years

Performance of Indian Railways in the last five years

The Operating Ratio of Railways over the last five years is given below:

YearOperating Ratio (%)
2014-1591.25
2015-1690.48
2016-1796.50
2017-1898.44
2018-1997.29

The details of revenue surplus of Railways over the last five years are given below:

YearRevenue Surplus ( Rs. in crore)
2014-157,664.94
2015-1610,505.97
2016-174,913.00
2017-181,665.61
2018-193,773.86

The total expenditure incurred by the Central Government on Indian Railways over the last five years  is given below:

Year*Total expenditure incurred by the Central Government on Indian Railways (Revenue and Capital) ( Rs. in crore)
2014-152,01,027.15
2015-162,12,327.42
2016-172,16,180.96
2017-182,23,751.35
2018-192,44,234.36

*Total expenditure excludes capex under Extra Budgetary Resources (i.e. Market Borrowings & Partnerships) of  Rs. 11,044 crore, Rs. 39,066 crore, Rs. 52,578 crore, Rs. 55,498 crore and Rs. 75,876 crore  during 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 respectively.

This information was given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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