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Bihar trains face maximum average delay, Gujarat the least: Report

Trains for Bihar had a delay of 104 minutes in 2017, 93 minutes in 2016 and 80 minutes in 2015, taking the percentage increase in delays over the last three years to 30 per cent

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Passengers on trains originating from, arriving at, or passing through stations face the maximum average delays, while those from face the least delays, claims a study by an

Three states - Uttarakhand, Bihardouble-digit- show a double digit percentage increase in train delays consecutively over the last two years, according to the study, conducted through crowd sourcing by the portal which claims to have 10 million monthly active users.

On an average, trains for had a delay of 104 minutes in 2017, 93 minutes in 2016 and 80 minutes in 2015, taking the percentage increase in delays over the last three years to 30 per cent.

"At the current rate of increase, it is well possible that the average delay at its stations may cross two hours in few years," the report stated.

Apart from Bihar, the top five states with maximum train delays in 2017 are with an average delay of 95 minutes, with 67 minutes, with 64 minutes, and with 62 minutes.

The train delay index for 2017 stands at 53 minutes.

has shown the second lowest rate of increase in train delays - six per cent in three years with an average delay of 27 minutes in 2017.

"Just like the rising pollution level, train delays in too need urgent attention as being on-time has a definite value for every traveller, Manish Rathi, of RailYatri, said.

"With good roads and better infrastructure, the discerning traveller wants value for both money and time, thus train delays if not contained might lead him to choose other modes of transport," he said.

has emerged as the best state with an average delay of 24 minutes in 2017, followed by with a 24-minute average delay and with an average delay of 31 minutes.

The study has also said that in terms of delays, August is the best month for travel on Indian Railways, when the study found least delays.

First Published: Fri, February 16 2018. 17:15 IST
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