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Punctuality problem: What is stretching the waiting time for trains

The railways also factor in a 15 per cent chance of locomotive or wagon failure, signal problems and electrical defects during a train journey

Shine Jacob  |  New Delhi 

The wait for trains is becoming longer. The average delay on all trains was 53 minutes in 2017, up from 45 minutes in the prior year, according to independent estimates. The Indian Railways data states punctuality has dipped to 65 per cent during the week ended June 3.

The Howrah division in West Bengal is worst in punctuality at 34 per cent, followed by the Lucknow division at 39 per cent. Among zones, South East Central is the worst performer with punctuality of 43.8 per cent. According to Mohammed Jamshed, member, traffic, railway board, the number of daily speed ...

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First Published: Fri, June 15 2018. 02:03 IST
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