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The Railways saw an increase of 0.7 per cent in the number of passengers in 2017-18 as against last year, an official said today. "For the first time in the last five years, the figures of 2017-18 (April-November) indicate a 0.7 per cent increase in passengers vis--vis last year and a 5.13 per cent increase in revenues," Railway Board member (traffic) Mohd Jamshedpur, said at the National Rail Transport Seminar here. He said the reserved segment recorded a growth of 6.36 per cent during the period. Freight traffic too registered a growth.
The Indian Railways has loaded 39 MT more this year up to December in all commodities -- a growth of around 4.5 per cent, he said. "Despite the challenges and roadblocks, the Indian Railways made course corrections and is definitely on the right path," Jamshed said.