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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 933

ANSWERED ON 22.12.2017

 MONETISATION OF ASSETS

 

933. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

 

Will the Minister of  RAILWAYS be pleased to state:

 

(a) the steps taken by Railways to monetise the assets within the railways; and

 

(b) how much revenue does the Railways earn from non-fare sources such as advertisements at stations and on coaches, commercial exploitation of vacant land, hoardings on land alongside tracks, commercial farming along tracks, monetisation of soft assets, including revenue from advertisements on websites, among other things?

 

 

 

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

(SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)

 

(a)  &  (b): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

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STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) AND (b) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 933 BY SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR  ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 22.12.2017 REGARDING MONETISATION OF ASSETS

 

 

(a) The following policies have been recently announced by Ministry of Railways for boosting revenue earnings:-

(i)   Out of Home Policy

(ii)  Mobile Assets Policy

(iii) Rail Display Network Policy

(iv) Content on Demand Policy

(v) Policy on unsolicited Non-Fare Revenue proposals

 

(b) In the Financial Year 2016-17, the Railways earned  ₹.10368.04 cr from Sundry Earnings, as detailed in the table given below:

(Amount in ₹  cr)

YearTotal Sundry EarningsAdvertisementCommercial exploitation of landCommercial farming
2016-1710368.04219.69939.372.40
2017-18

(till Sept, 2017)

1775.78101.31318.751.23

 

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