New Delhi, 04th March, 2020

Railways is earning profit on account of transportation of goods during the last three years. The details are as under: 

YearCostEarningsProfit/Loss (-)
2016-176436710433939972
2017-187115511705545900
2018-197662112743350812



The number of claims registered by Railways was 8,533 during the financial year 2016-17, 7,251 during the financial year 2017-18 and 5,777 during the financial year 2018-19. 
Measures initiated by Railways to prevent arising of claims are as under as under: 
  1. Escorting of Goods Train. 
  2. Insistence on provision of dunnage to protect flap doors wherever required to prevent leakage of sugar, pulses and oil seeds etc. 
  3. Proper marking and labeling of packages to avoid their loss/over carriage. 
  4. Claims Inspectors are deputed on trains for monitoring and preventing over-carriage of parcels. 

This press release is based on information given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.