July 18, 2018

Delivering on our commitment of better service to passengers, railways has improved punctuality of its trains from 60% in April-June ’18 to 70% this month


Indian Railways has improved the on time performance of its trains in July. The punctuality score of the national transporter has increased from low levels of around 60 per cent (between April and June) to 70 per cent in first two weeks of July.

Konkan railway has shown maximum improvement as 94 per cent of the trains are running on time in the zone. North Western Railway and Northern Frontier railway have also posted punctuality figures of around 90 per cent . Out of 17 rail zones across the country, 10 zones have improved their on-time performance to 75 per cent .

Only three rail zones-west central railway, south eastern central railway and northern railway have trains with maximum delay and punctuality scores of 60 per cent and below, the railway ministry said in a statement.

On an average, railways has reported that 70 per cent trains on its network were running on time.

The ministry had earlier said that its punctuality figures were as automatic data loggers were being used for collection of data related to running of trains


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