Now, Western Railways says Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector profitable, occupancy over 100%

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The Western Railway has now claimed that Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector is a very profitable sector that has over 100 per cent occupancy even during the off-season, contrary to its own earlier RTI reply, which stated that 40 per cent of seats on all trains in this corridor go vacant.

In RTI replies to activist Anil Galgali, WR’s chief commercial manager Manjit Singh had given detailed figures of the seats going vacant on this sector resulting in losses of almost Rs 30 crore between July-September 2017.

However, CPRO Ravinder Bhakar said that there are total 34 trains on this route – nine direct and 25 other trains going via Ahmedabad – and the total earnings on this sector during the previous quarter was Rs 233 crore.