Indian Railways carries out certain transport activities which are uneconomic in nature but carried out in the larger interest of the society. Losses incurred on this account are termed as Social Service Obligation on Indian Railways.
Details of Social Service Obligation borne by Railways for the year 2015-16 are as under:
Loss on essential commodities carried below cost of operation
Loss on Coaching Services-
Total 2(i) + 2(ii)
Total loss (1) + (2)
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha