The total operating revenue without considering the effect
of Public Service Obligation (PSO) and Welfare Grant of Bangladesh Railway for
the year 2004-2005 amounted to Tk. 4,456.24 million. After meeting the total
operating expenses of Tk. 6,950.86 million, the net operating income for the
year came to (-) Tk. 2,494.62 million.
On the other hand, Government paid an amout of Tk. 860.00 million
and Tk. 133.21 million as PSO compensation and Welfare Grant respectively. As
a result, the total operating revenue duly considering the effect of PSO and
Welfare Grant for the year 2004-2005 amounted to Tk. 5,449.45 million. So, after
meeting the total operating expenses of Tk. 6,950.86 million, the net operating
income for the year came to (-) Tk. 1,501.41 million.
The interest and installments on foreign loans taken on replacement
account amounted to Tk. 188.4 million and Tk. 457.9 million respectively.
During 2004-2005 average revenue per passenger as well as revenue
per passenger- kilometre decreased as compared to those of 2002-2003. Revenue
per passenger decreased from Tk. 39.89 to Tk. 39.31 i.e. by1.45% and revenue
per passenger kilometre decreased from 38.20 poisha to 38.00 poisha i.e. 0.52%
. Average Distance travelled by passenger from 100.0kilometres in 2003-2004
to 98.6 kilometres in 2004-2005.
In goods traffic, there was increase in revenue per tonne
and increase in revenue per tonne kilometre. Average revenue per tonne increased
by 1.73% from Tk. 385.79 in 2003-2004 to Tk. 392.46 in 2004-2005 and revenue
per tonne-kilometre increased by 3.04% i.e. from 144.8 poisha in 2003-2004 to
149.2 poisha in 2004-2005. The average haul of freight traffic decreased from
257.9 kilometres in 2003-2004 to 254.7 kilometres in 2004-2005.
The total operating revenue without considering PSO and welfare
grant for the year 2004-2005 amounted to Tk. 4,456.24 million as compared to
Tk. 3,941.72 million in 2003-2004 representing an increase of 13.1% . Passenger
earnings in 2004-2005 amounted to Tk. 1,661.04 million, showing a decrease of
4.12% as compared to the earning of 2003-2004 amounting to Tk.1.732.44 million.
Other coaching (Parcel and Luggage) earnings in 2004-2005 was Tk. 101.3 million
as compared to Tk.104.30 million in 2003-2004 representing a decrease of Tk.
2.88 %. Miscellaneous earnings also showed an increase of 88.0% from Tk. 761.38
million in 2003-2004 to Tk. 1,431.68 million in 2004-2005.
The total operating expenses for the year 2004-2005 amounting
to Tk. 6,950.86 million, exhibits an increase of 8.71% as compared to the working
expenses of 2003-2004 amounting to Tk. 6,394.06 million. The operating ratio
an increased over the previous year from 162.2 in 2003-2004 to 156.0 in 2004-2005
without considering the effect of PSO and Welfare Grant. The Operating Ratio
becomes 127.6% in the year 2004-2005 if the effect of PSO and Welfare Grant