GUWAHATI: Northeast Frontier Railway celebrated the 70th Republic Day of our Nation in a befitting manner. The central programme was held at the Maligaon Railway stadium, where Sanjive Roy, General Manager of NF Railway unfurled the National Flag in presence of a huge gathering of railway officials and their family members. The General Manager also inspected an impressive March-past by RPF contingents, Territorial Army contingents, Civil Defence, school children and Bharat Scouts and Guides. An impressive cultural programme depicting the unity in diversity of our nation organized during the occasion was also enjoyed by everyone present. The Republic Day was also celebrated in all the five Divisions of NF Railway viz Tinsukia, Lumding, Rangiya, Alipurduar and Katihar, where the Divisional Railway Manager unfurled the National Flag in presence of Divisional railway officials and their family members.
It can be mentioned here that, this year NFR had been successful in improving passenger earnings to position as best among all zones of Indian Railways in terms of Originating Passenger Earnings, Passenger Growth and Ticket-Checking Revenue. The Originating Earnings of NFR has been Rs.1, 242 crore which is 11% more than last year against the all-India growth of 5.42%. Number of passengers carried by NFR zone has also increased by 7.17% when the all-India increase has been only 1.78%. The earnings from ticket-checking drives have also recorded a 33.29% growth compared to last year and 3.23% over target.
To ensure greater proliferation of service in the NE region, six new regular express trains were also introduced during this financial year and NFR also ran 412 trips of 25 special trains.
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