GUWAHATI, April 12 - During the last financial year which ended on March 31, the Tinsukia Division of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has reported an annual increase of over 22 per cent in its overall earnings to Rs 478.71 crore as against Rs 389.89 crore in the previous fiscal.
“The number of passengers originating from Tinsukia Division has also increased by two per cent to 7.53 million defying a declining trend elsewhere. Passenger earnings have also shown an increase of 11.23 per cent in comparison to the previous fiscal,” said NFR Chief Public Relations Officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma.
The earnings from goods segment has increased by over 37, while other coaching earnings has increased by over 24 per cent and sundries earning has increased by over 28 per cent on an annual basis.
“To provide better amenities to passenger DEMU services was introduced for the first time in Upper Assam from October 2016. High level platforms were commissioned at Dibrugarh and Moranhat. Foot over bridge with ramp was commissioned at New Tinsukia station,” Sharma said.
He added, “To facilitate easy booking of reserved and un-reserved tickets, two non-railhead PRS counters were opened at Dergaon and Bokakhat under ASTC operation. To promote cashless transaction POS machines have been installed at the PRS counters of six stations. Free Wi-Fi facilities for passenger have been provided at Dibrugarh, New Tinsukia and Mariani stations.”