This Summer, the Indian Railways has seen one of its worst performances in years with regard to punctuality of trains. On Wednesday, for instance, the national transporter reported 70 per cent on-time performance.
In the past few months, this figure has even dipped to 60 per cent, which means that 40 per cent of the trains were delayed.
Facing criticism over the delays, the Indian Railways seems to have found a way out — by changing the run-time of trains in its timetable to incorporate the delay, officially.
The Chennai-based Southern Railway has extended the run-time of as many as 90 trains, changing it by 30 minutes to an hour. Similarly, the Delhi-based Northern Railway proposes to officially delay the arrival times of about 95 trains from various parts of the country, again by half-an-hour to an hour. Read More
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