KOLKATA: Kolkata Metro has earned Rs 8.3 crore from scrap sales during the financial year 2021-22.
It is being considered an achievement since passenger revenue dipped for the carrier during the last two pandemic years.
“Metro Railway has achieved remarkable scrap sales in the financial year 2021-2022 amidst Covid pandemic and post-pandemic economic conditions,” stated a press release dated April 2.
Metro Railway, which is in charge of Kolkata’s rapid transit system, exceeded the sales target of Rs 5 crore from odds and ends, which the Railway Board had set this year.
During the 2020-21 financial year, the metro had earned Rs 8.13 crore from selling scrap and this year it saw an increase of 2.09 per cent.
Metro Railway has also earned Rs 19.45 crore as non-fare revenue (NFR).
Kolkata Metro, which has generally been dependent on passenger revenue, has shown a renewed interest in generating NFR in the post-pandemic times by branding different stations of North-South and East-West corridors.