NEW DELHI: Indian Railways is continuously working for the improvement of the punctuality of the trains.
With its continued effort, Indian Railways has succeeded in improving the Punctuality Performance in 2019-20 in comparison to 2018-19.
The average of punctuality performance percentage of Mail/Express trains in the current financial year has improved to 74.21% in comparison to 67.05% in the last financial year, 2018-19.
The punctuality performance percentage of the Passenger Trains of Indian Railways for the period of April to September in the financial year 2019-20 improved to 70.54% in comparison to 66.58% from April to September in the financial year 2018-19.
Authorities said the railways has taken various steps to improve the punctuality. They include: rigorous monitoring at Divisional, Zonal and Railway Board levels, removal of infrastructure bottlenecks in a planned manner and integrated Mega Blocks are planned in such a way that all asset maintenance departments can do their work simultaneously.
Apart from them, the railways has initiated other measures, such as end to end running of some trains with diesel locomotives to avoid detention on account of loco changing from diesel to electric, conversion of conventional rakes of Mail/Express trains (Integral Coach Factory rakes) into LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) rakes, curtailment of stoppage time at major terminals, rationalization of Time Table in order to make a group of similar speed trains and commissioning of 1st phase of Dedicated Freight Corridor.