Feature - UPA Railways H. C. Kunwar* In its endeavour to become an excellent rail transport network of the world, the Indian Railways during the year 2011-12 has helped launch itself towards a path of gigantic growth and development, keeping in view the future transportation needs of the economy like construction of 727 kilometres of new line, gauge conversion of 856 kilometres and doubling of 752 kilometres of Railway line besides improving punctuality by six per cent and improving safety by seven per cent. The year 2011-12 has been significant for the Railways in achieving goals and targets. Revenue Generation The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis during the financial year 2011-12 were Rs. 104278.79 registering an increase of 10.15 per cent. The total goods earnings were Rs. 69675.97 crore during financial year 2011-12, registering an increase of 10.70 per cent. The total passenger revenue ear
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