Business Indian Railways’ passenger count rises but earnings shortfall still a worry Updated : September 21, 2018 12:29 PM IST Overall, the railways posted an 8.25 percent rise in earnings between April and August to Rs 74,241.39 crore. According to the latest data, 37.5 million incremental passengers travelled via trains between April and August this year. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.