New Delhi Railway Station: Indian Railways is the fourth largest railway network in the world, with about 25 million passengers traveling in it every day. About 15,000 railway trains pass through 7000 stations across the country. Among them, New Delhi railway station of the capital is at the fore in terms of giving income to the railways. About 3.67 crore people travel from this station every year and the railways earns about Rs 2400 crore annually from them.
West Bengal’s Howrah station at number two
According to the data released by the Railways from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, Howrah station in West Bengal comes second in terms of railway earnings. From here the railway earns about Rs 1330 crore every year. Although the number of passengers traveling is about 30 million more than the New Delhi railway station. There are 6.57 passenger journeys from Howrah annually. Chennai Central station is at number three in terms of earning from passengers, from where the railways earns Rs 940 crore every year.
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Along with this, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus of Mumbai is at number six with the earning of 755 crores. At the same time, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus of Mumbai is at number seven with annual earnings of 752 crores. Gujarat’s Ahmedabad railway station is at the eighth position, from where the railway earns about 705 crores. Whereas SBC station of Bangalore is the source of earning of 650 crores for the Railways, which is at number nine. Poona is at number ten among the top 10 stations earning from passengers and every year the railway earns 640 crores from here.
These stations of Bihar are also ahead
However, Patna Junction of Bihar has also not lagged behind in terms of earnings. The annual earnings of Patna Junction Railway has reached 4.36 crores. From Danapur station, the railway has recorded an income of 2.01 crores and Muzaffarpur Junction has earned 1.77 crores.