Unveiling the Patronage: Analyzing Occupancy and Revenue of 20661/62 DWR Vande Bharat Express
In a recent development, the patronage figures for the highly anticipated 20661/62 DWR Vande Bharat Express running between KSR Bengaluru and Dharwad have been disclosed in response to an RTI inquiry Application Number: H/C.250/RTI/SWRHD/R/E/23/00655. The data sheds light on the occupancy rates, revenue generation, and passenger distribution for various sectors of the train.
Here’s a comprehensive look at the details unveiled by the RTI responses related to DWR Vande Bharat Express:
|Question||Route||Occupancy Rate (%)|
|2||Hubballi to Bengaluru||Data unavailable|
|Bengaluru to Hubballi||Data unavailable|
|4||DWR to SBC||Rs 95,75,550 (28.06.2023 to 20.07.2023)|
|5||Mysuru division quota||No separate quota allotted|
|6||Commercial viability comparison of Mysuru VB & DWR Vande Bharat Express.||Data unavailable|
|No. of Passengers (CNF+W/L for Each Sector).||No. of Passengers|
|7||a) SBC-DWR||1768 passengers|
|b) SBC-UBL||2991 passengers|
|c) SBC-DVG||1663 passengers|
|d) DWR-SBC||2518 passengers|
|e) UBL-SBC||3611 passengers|
|f) DVG-SBC||2746 passengers|
RTI Questions and Their Reply by Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, SWR Hubli.
|1. Please provide the overall percentage occupancy of the 20662/61 SBC-DWR-SBC Vande Bharat Express since its inauguration on June 16th, 2023, till 21/07/2023.||Using Annexure No. 2|
SBC to DWR – 61.26% & DWR to SBC – 78.39%
|2. What is the percentage occupancy from Hubballi to Bengaluru and Bengaluru to Hubballi for the mentioned train?||No such data is maintained in this office.|
|3. What is the occupancy percentage between DVG-SBC and SBC-DVG for 20661/62 Vande Bharat Express?||Using Annexure No. 1|
Tno: 20662 (DVG to SBC) – 2008 Passengers. Tno: 20661 (SBC to DVG) – 1255 Passengers
|4. Please disclose the revenue generated by the DWR Vande Bharat Express up until the present date.||Using Annexure No. 3|
Rs 95,75,550 (28.06.2023 to 20.07.2023) (DWR to SBC)
|5. Could you provide the percentage of quota allocated to the Mysuru division, which begins from Davanagere, for the 20662/61 Vande Bharat Express?||Due to rationalization, separate quota are not allotted. 100% of all berths can be accessed from any station of the train.|
|6. Based on observations in terms of commercial viability and revenue, which Vande Bharat Express is running better and generating profit for the SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY Zone, is it the Mysuru Chennai Vande Bharat or the SBC DWR Vande Bharat Express?||No such data is available.|
|7. Additionally, kindly provide the details of the total number of individuals who have booked tickets, including confirmed and waitlisted passengers, for the following sectors of the 20661/62 train from the date of its launch 16/06/2023 till 21/07/2023. a) SBC-DWR b) SBC-UBL c) SBC-DVG d) DWR-SBC e) UBL-SBC f) DVG-SBC.||Using Annexure No. 1|
a) SBC + YPR to DWR – 1768 Passengers b) SBC & YPR to UBL – 2991 Passengers c) SBC & YPR to DVG – 1663 Passengers d) DWR to SBC & YPR – 2518 Passengers e) UBL to SBC & YPR – 3611 Passengers f) DVG to SBC & YPR – 2746 Passengers.
Kindly Note, SBC is KSR Bengaluru, UBL is Hubli Junction, DVG is Davanagere, DWR is Dharwad and YPR is Yeshvantpur.
The 20661/62 DWR Vande Bharat Express, launched on June 16, 2023, has garnered mixed occupancy rates across its various sectors. The journey from Bengaluru to Dharwad has recorded an average occupancy of 61.26%, whereas the return route from Dharwad to Bengaluru boasts a higher occupancy rate of 78.39%.
Notably, the patronage figures for the Hubballi to Bengaluru and Bengaluru to Hubballi routes were unavailable, leaving an information gap in understanding the popularity of the train on these sections.
Further insights reveal that the journey between Davanagere and Bengaluru has an average occupancy of 61.04%, while the route from Bengaluru to Davanagere showcases a higher occupancy of 75.45%. This indicates a preference for travel from the capital city to the tier-two cities along the route.
However, the disclosed revenue of Rs 95,75,550 generated between Dharwad and Bengaluru from June 28, 2023, to July 20, 2023, suggests a potential for growth in revenue generation.
While the distribution of quotas across different divisions has been rationalized, offering passengers the flexibility to access berths from any station along the train’s route, the comparison between the commercial viability and profitability of the Mysuru Chennai Vande Bharat Express and the SBC Dharwad DWR Vande Bharat Express remains uncharted territory.
As the train approaches the Target of 75 Vande Bharat Services, it’s evident that while there’s room for improvement in certain sectors, the overall response to the DWR Vande Bharat Express is encouraging. With higher occupancy rates observed on specific routes and revenue generation on the rise, there’s potential for the train’s patronage to grow in the coming months.
The South Western Railway Zone looks forward to further enhancing the travel experience on this modern and efficient train service, ensuring that passengers across various sectors enjoy comfortable and seamless journeys.
Annexures for the Datas of the Table.
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