Railway Traffic and Earnings 1970-71 to 2005-06

Year Suburban Passengers (millions) Non-Suburban Passengers (millions) Total Passengers (millions) Revenue-earning goods traffic (Mt) Gross passenger earnings (million Rs) Gross goods earnings (million Rs)
1970-71 1219 1212 2431 167.9 2960 6180
1975-76 1639 1306 2945 196.8 5140 11510
1980-81 2000 1613 3613 195.9 8270 16180
1985-86 1884 1549 3433 258.5 17200 43760
1990-91 2259 1599 3858 318.4 31470 84080
1994-95 2430 1485 3915 365 54588 134236
1995-96 2484 1534 4018 390.7 61130 149728
1996-97 2578 1575 4153 409 66161 163542
1997-98 2657 1691 4348 429 75540 195950
1998-99 2668 1743 4411 421 85267 196758
1999-2000 2771 1814 4585 456 95556 217550
2000-01 2861 1972 4833 473.5 104832 230454
2001-02 2999 2094 5093 492.5 111623 245868
2002-03 2934 2037 4971 519 125408 262315
2003-04 2986 2126 5112 557 132598 274032
2004-05 3178 2200 5378 602 140725 304892
2005-06 3329 2396 5725 667 150808 355347

Freight and Passenger Traffic Totals

Year Total Revenue Freight (Mt) Coal (Mt) Steel Raw Materials
ex. coal (Mt)
Pig iron and
finished steel (Mt)
Export iron ore (Mt) Cement (Mt) Foodgrains (Mt) Fertilizers (Mt) Petroleum Products (Mt) Other goods (Mt) Net tonne km / wagon / day (BG) Passenger traffic originating (millions) Passenger km (billions)
2002/03 518.7 235.9 41 13.6 16.7 46.2 45.6 26.5 34 59.2 2468 4971 515.04
2003/04 557.39 251.75 43.65 14.66 26.64 49.25 44.32 23.73 32.02 71.37 2570 5112 541.21
2004/05 602.1 271.4 44.26 15.24 36.41 53.77 46.52 28.75 32 73.75 2677 5378 575.7
2005/06 666.5 294.25 51.35 17.74 41.24 61.19 41.64 32.65 33.45 93 2872 5725 615.63

Note
    'Mt' = Million tonnes


Data is taken from publications of the Ministry of Railways and the Tata Energy Research Institute. Selected by Krishnan Sankara.
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