Amidst the general gloom over India’s perennially late trains, a small ray of hope has emerged: The curve on the average delay of all trains has started to move downwards.
Across trains in India, passenger trains plying the network of the Indian Railways faced an average delay of 103 minutes in January this year. The figure came down to 62, 66, 85 and 81 minutes in the subsequent months. For June 2018, trains witnessed an average delay of 67 minutes.
This may not be enough reason to cheer. But the bigger gain on the use of IT applications for passenger services is this: It has now been possible to pick trends on the best or worst performing trains or routes. Information on the probability of getting a reserved train berth has also become predictable with a fair degree of certainty. Read More