NFR records increase in non-fare revenue earnings
Dimapur, Feb. 25 (EMN): As of January, 2020, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has recorded significant increase in Non-Fare revenue earnings in comparison to the previous year, informed the chief public relations officer of NFR in an update on Tuesday.
Earnings on this segment are mainly from commercial publicity in spaces within railway premises and from ticket checking and un-booked luggage/parcel related cases. Commercial publicity earnings increased to INR 409.92 lakh upto January, 2020 in comparison to earnings of INR 138.52 lakh in January, 2019. It includes earnings from publicity of products/schemes in coaches, wagons, engines apart from railway station premises, road over bridges, where visibility of advertisements is maximum.
Similarly, earnings of NFR from ticket checking and un-booked luggage related cases also increased by 19.83 % in comparison to the previous year. This year up to January, 2020, NFR detected 866570 cases where passengers were found to be travelling either without proper ticket or without ticket or with un-booked luggage. Accordingly penalty along with fare was recovered by the checking team from those passengers. The earnings from such checking increased to INR 57.35 cr. upto January, 2020 in comparison to earnings of INR 47.86 cr. upto January, 2019 in the last financial year.