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06/2024-25 03-04-2024
SR records significant progress in key performance indicators in FY 2023-24 Gross revenue of Rs.12020 Crores achieved

During the financial year 2023-24, Southern Railway has registered a significant growth across all areas of Railway working with remarkable achievements against key performance indicators. 

Gross Earnings witnesses upswing

Southern Railway posted an annual Gross revenue of Rs. 12020 Crores in FY 2023-24 which is highest ever so far with an increase of almost 10% over the previous financial year. The Annual Gross Revenue comprises of originating passenger earnings of Rs.7151 crores, originating freight earnings of Rs.3674 crores and an amount of Rs. 570 crores and Rs.624 crores towards Other Coaching earnings and Sundry earnings respectively.

Premium Trains introduced

During the year 2023-24, Southern Railway has introduced 8 new pairs of Vande Bharat train services viz., Chennai-Coimbatore- Chennai, Tirunelveli-Chennai- Tirunelveli, Vijayawada- Chennai- Vijayawada, Coimbatore- Bengaluru Cantt.- Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram-Kasaragod- Thiruvananthapuram (Via Kottayam), Thiruvananthapuram-Kasaragod- Thiruvananthapuram (Via Alappuzha), Mangaluru-Madgaon- Mangaluru, and Chennai-Mysuru- Chennai ,

Later Thiruvananthapuram- Kasaragod (via Alappuzha) Vande Bharat services have been extended upto -Mangaluru Central.   All these services have been widely welcomed by all passengers at large and witnessing a remarkable patronage.

Speed enhancement works

With renewed impetus o­n Speed enhancement projects, Southern Railway has increased the sectional speed to 130 Kmph for 145 Route Kms between Arakkonam and Jolarpettai.  The sectional speed has been enhanced to 110 kmph in a network spanning 1272 Route Kms. Significantly, 75 Permanent Speed restrictions have been removed. As a result, about 170 number of passenger carrying trains have been speeded up thus extending the benefit of reduced transit time to the passengers.

OSOP Stalls

During the FY2024, Southern Railway has operationalized 263 “one station o­ne product” (OSOP) stalls and it fetched a revenue of over Rs. 20 crores for the beneficiaries who operated these stall.  The objective of OSOP stalls is to popularise and encourage local business and supply chain. It aims to provide enhanced livelihood and skill development to artisans, craftsmen, potters, weavers, tribals etc.

Bharat Gaurav Trains

During the FY2024, 42 itineraries were operated by various registered service providers earning a revenue of Rs.34 crores for Southern Railway. Bharat Gaurav trains were introduced with the objective of promoting tourism by showcasing India’s rich cultural heritage and magnificent historical places to the people of India and the world.

Amrit Bharat Stations in SR

Amrit Bharat Station Scheme is be a major step towards improving the overall railway infrastructure, amenities and passenger experience at railway stations.

In Southern Railway, a total of 116 stations, have been identified for development under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme.  This includes 75 stations in Tamil Nadu, 35 stations in Kerala, 3 stations in Puducherry (UT),  2 stations in Karnataka and o­ne station in Andhra Pradesh jurisdiction of Southern Railway. During the year 2023-24, the work related to Amrit Bharat stations have witnessed significant progress.

Major Infrastructure and Electrification projects commissioned

According thrust o­n infrastructure development, during the year 2023-24, Doubling projects of  Milavattan -Tuticorin (7.7 km), Tirunelveli - Melappalaiyam - (3.60 km), Aralvaymoli-Nagercoil Jn (12.87 km) sections have been commissioned.

Marching ahead towards Mission 100% Electrification, a total of 191 Route Kms have been electrified during 2023-24.  This includes the electrification projects of Shoranur-Nilambur (66 Km),), Bagavathipuram-Edaman (33 Km) , Madurai - Bodinayakkanur(90 km) and Mangaluru-Padil (2 km)

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