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Number of Passengers Travelling/carried by Indian Railways in 2016-17

During fiscal year 2016-17, a total of 8,116 million ‘originating’ passengers generated 1,150 billion passenger kms. Earnings from passenger traffic was INR 462.80 billion and from freight INR 1,020.28 billion.

ORIGINATING PASSENGERS & AVERAGE LEAD

The number of passengers originating and average distance travelled per passenger for some selected years are given below:

number of passengers originating in india 2016 2017
average distance travelled per passenger 2016-17

PASSENGER KILOMETERS

In 2016-17 the passenger kms. rose by 451% over those in 1980-81.

passenger kms in 2016-17

PASSENGER SERVICES

Passenger services measured in terms of train Kms., vehicle Kms. and density of train services are shown below:

Passenger services measured in terms of train Kms 2016-17

PASSENGER REVENUE

Passenger revenue has been steadily increasing, though it formed only about 28% of the total earnings of the Railways in 2016-17.

Passenger revenue indian railways 2016-17



Source: Facts & Figures 2016-17, Minister of Railways of India

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