Jul 20, 2017

Ministry of Railways - Social Sector Obligations

 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:


S.NO.
Items
in Cr.
1.
Loss on essential commodities carried below cost of operation
41.20
2.
Loss on Coaching Services-

(i)
Suburban Service
5200.28
(ii)
Non-Suburban Services
30718.11
(iii)
Total 2(i) + 2(ii)
35918.39
3.
Total loss (1) + (2)
35959.59

   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