Revenue earned by Railways from platform tickets In 2019
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 375
ANSWERED ON 26.07.2019
Revenue earned by Railways from platform tickets, shops and advertisements on platforms
375 Shri Rakesh Sinha
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) the revenue earned by Government from the sale of platform tickets;
(b) the amount earned by Government from the shops and advertisements on the platforms; and
(c) the year when the rates of the rent for shops and advertisements on platforms were fixed and whether these rates are under revision?
ANSWER MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND COMMERCE & INDUSTRY (SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)
(a) to (c): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF STARRED QUESTION NO. 375 BY SHRI RAKESH SINHA ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 26.07.2019 REGARDING REVENUE EARNED BY RAILWAYS FROM PLATFORM TICKETS, SHOPS AND ADVERTISEMENTS ON PLATFORMS
(a): Rs.139.20 crore were earned from the sale of platform tickets in the year 2018-19.
(b): Rs.230.47 crore were earned from advertisements and shops including those on platforms in the year 2018-19.
(c): As per the extant policy, contracts for shops and advertisements are awarded after open competitive bidding. Therefore, it is not correct to say that specific rates are finalized for such contracts. The rates are outcome of the competition during the bid. However, in order to ensure minimum revenue, the bidding is done after finalizing minimum licence fee and the quotes are to be submitted above the same.