Indian Railways is notorious for rampant train delays and failure to be punctual. In fact, in the financial year 2017-2018, the punctuality of mail and express trains was 71. 39% and hence by official records 28.61% trains in the previous fiscal ran late. This was the Indian Railway’s worst punctuality performance in the last three years, as reported by Business Today.
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its latest report which was tabled at the Parliament on August 7, has slammed the Indian Railways for lack of adequate infrastructure at the railway station as the reason for repeated train delays. It has also found a number of flaws in the government’s station redevelopment plans which costs Rs 1 lakh crore. Read More