South Central Railway, one of the foremost Zones in terms of punctuality performance on Indian Railways, has seen an upswing on this front in the last four years. The Zone which handles around 755 passenger carrying trains and 650 freight trains on an average each day, is critical to rail operations for Indian Railways, since SCRs network is the virtual gateway to the South of India from all other directions.
Between 2014-17, the punctuality of mail/express trains was around 96%. In 2017-18, on account of priority accorded to safety of rail services and enhancing rail infra capacity, track maintenance and new infrastructure works were taken up on the Zone. This resulted in a temporary lessening of punctuality to around 92% during the year, which is now again showing a gradual increase to reach the optimal best.
Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway has initiated a stringent monitoring mechanism to keep track of the train movements on the entire network, on a 24 x 7 basis. Besides lending special focus to punctual movement of identified important trains monitored at the level of Railway Ministry, the General Manager himself has taken the onus to monitor several other identified important trains at his level. Read More
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