Western Railway garners revenue of INR 1,95,00,000 per day

With the Mumbai locals still ferrying selected individuals, the Western Railways has received an income of INR 1,95,00,000.

Western Railway garners revenue of INR 1,95,00,000 per day

Currently, the number of passengers travelling on the Western Railway has reached 9 lakhs. On Monday, January 18, at least 9 lakh commuters travelled on the suburban railway system which includes ticket and pass holders.

From this, the Western Railways has received an income of INR 1,95,00,000 per day. Moreover, there are about 1,201 round trips on the Western Railway every day.

Moreover, earlier on January 1, 7,57,879 people including ticket and pass holders travelled on the western line. As of now, the number of ticket holders is 1,44,607.

The number of passengers has been noted down below:

  • January 1 - 7,57,879
  • January 6 - 8,25,000
  • January 12 - 8,41,811
  • January 14 - 8,52,789
  • January 18 - 9,02,949

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, January 12, the Railways stated that no directives were yet received regarding resuming the Mumbai locals from the government. In addition, frequent correspondence and agitations are being staged with demands to resume the local train services as soon as possible. With the services not being operational, many travel associations in the city have also expressed their displeasure.

The Mumbai locals which are used by millions, as of now, only has certain categories of commuters travelling on the suburban railway system, including those providing essential services, and women who can travel by the local trains in the Mumbai region after obtaining a special pass due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The local trains, with the COVID-19 pandemic protocols, were opened gradually for essential services employees and later more categories of travellers were added, but full-scale operations still remain suspended.

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