ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Macroeconomic Indicators (9 April 2011)

The rapid economic growth over the past decade is hardly reflected in the development of Indian railway infrastructure. The annual growth in route kilometres between 2000-01 and 2010-11 was a negligible 0.2%; the number of stations added during the entire decade was only 240 on the base of 6,843; and the total staff actually declined from 15.49 lakh to 13.66 lakh. The net revenue, however, showed a more than eightfold increase from Rs 1,071 crore to Rs 9,022 crore because of intensified use of infrastructure combined with increase in freight traffic rates.

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