The total approximate earnings from goods during April 1, 2014-January 31, 2015 were Rs 87,291.87 crore (US$ 13.82 billion) compared to Rs 77,694.07 crore (US$ 12.31 billion) during the same period last year, registering an increase of 12.35 per cent.The total approximate revenue earnings from passengers during April 1, 2014-January 31, 2015 were Rs 35,309.81 crore (US$ 5.59 billion) compared to Rs 30,723.44 crore (US$ 4.86 billion) during the same period last year, registering an increase of 14.93 percent
Indian Railways carried 906.36 million tones (MT) of revenue earning freight traffic during April 2014 to January 2015. The freight carried shows an increase of 40.22 MT over the freight traffic of 866.14 MT actually carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.64 per cent. The Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into railway related components from April 2000 to February 2015 were US$ 634.27 million. India has the world's third-largest railway network under single management. As of FY14, Indian Railways had 12,617 passenger trains
Carrying over 23 million passengers daily.On the commercial front, 1,050.2 million tonnes (MT) of freight were transported via trains in FY14.Revenue growth has been strong over the years,during FY07-14.Revenues increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1 per cent to reach US$ 23.2 billion in FY14. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 8.1 per cent during FY07-15. The revision in fare effective June 2014 is expected to increase railway revenues by US$ 1.3 billion in FY15.In the last eight years, revenues from the passenger segment expanded at a CAGR of 7.3 per cent. In FY14, the total passenger revenue earnings were US$ 6.2 billion. Indian Railways generated US$ 15.5 billion in earnings from commodity freight traffic during FY14.