Average fare on Shramik trains Rs 600, says Railways; generated Rs 360 crore in revenue

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NEW DELHI:

The Indian Railways

on Monday said the average fare per person on Shramik Special trains was Rs 600 and indicated that by carrying 60

lakh migrant workers

home since May 1, it has generated a revenue of around Rs 360 crore.
The transporter

has run 4,450 Shramik trains so far,

Railway Board

Chairman VK

Yadav

said.
"The average fare of Shramik Special trains is Rs 600 per passenger. One has to keep in mind that these are normal fares and not fares for special trains which are higher. We carried 60 lakh passengers, so the revenue can be calculated. We however, managed to recover only 15 per cent of cost of operations," said Yadav.
Officials said the cost of operating a migrant special was between Rs 75-80 lakh.
Yadav also reiterated that the cost of operating these trains is being shared by the

Centre

and the states in a 85-15 per cent formula respectively.

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