Days after being reprimanded by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and drawing serious flak over the declining punctuality of trains, the Northern Railways (NR) now tried to clarify that despite large-scale works underway in the zone, there was only a 10-per cent drop in the timelines of trains as compared to last year.
At a press conference, Vishwesh Chaube, General Manager (GM), NR, said as of June 8, 2017, the punctuality rate in the zone was 63 per cent, adding that on June 8, 2018, it had declined to 53 per cent. “The punctuality of trains is now being recorded through data-loggers whereas, earlier it was done manually.
Now, even if a train is late by a minute, it is counted as a train arriving late. This has made a difference in the punctuality figures of this year. Also, despite a lot of work going on, there is only a 10-per cent drop in the punctuality rate,” he said. Read More
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