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New Delhi railway station became number 1, leaving behind many railway stations

According to a senior railway official, these earnings have been made under Non-Fair Revenue (NFR) through the commercial use of railway stations.

New Delhi: New Delhi railway station has left behind all the major railway stations of the country in terms of earnings. New Delhi Railway Station has become number 1 in the capital in terms of earning from advertising and branding. West Bengal's Howrah is in second place and Gujarat's Ahmedabad is in fifth place. According to the Railways, New Delhi station is at the top of the earning. New Delhi station has earned Rs 2500 crore from advertising and branding. Howrah is in second place, Nizamuddin in third place, Secunderabad in fourth place and Ahmedabad railway station in fifth place. The annual earning of these stations is Rs 1000 to 1800 crore and annually two to six crore passengers travel through these stations.


Earning big money from railway stations

According to a senior railway official, these earnings have been made under Non-Fair Revenue (NFR) through the commercial use of railway stations.


Under this, branding of railway stations, co-branding, advertisement, parking, platform ticket, rest house, retiring room, food stalls, food plazas, lounges, clock rooms, waiting halls, wi-fi etc. There is an income. Under this, apart from passenger trains, railways also earn big money every year from railway stations.


60 thousand annual earnings from passenger trains

Apart from the fare coming from passenger trains, Railways earns about 60 thousand crore rupees every year. There are 8000 small and big railway stations across the country. In such a situation, the department is getting about two lakh crore rupees yearly from 6000 medium and big railway stations. In response to the budget, the Railway Board said that an income of Rs 1,91,278.30 crore had been generated in 2021-22. Whereas in 2022-23 (till December) Rs 1,74,421.34 crore was earned. At the same time, the revenue of Rs 2 lakh crore is expected to be received in the current financial year. The remarkable thing is that it does not include ticket booking money from the railway ticket counters at the stations.

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