Indian Railways Improves Punctuality Performance: Both Express And Passenger Trains Score Over 70 Per Cent On Metric

Indian Railways Improves Punctuality Performance: Both Express And Passenger Trains Score Over 70 Per Cent On MetricUnion Railways Minister Piyush Goyal (Ramesh Pathania/Mint via Getty Images) 

Indian Railways has reported over 70 per cent punctuality performance for both Express and Passenger trains in 2019-20, marking an improvement over the last year.

The average of punctuality performance percentage from April to September in the financial year 2019-20 of Express trains has improved to 74.21 per cent in comparison to 67.05 per cent from April to September in the financial year 2018-19.

On the other hand, 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 per cent in comparison to 66.58 per cent from April to September in the financial year 2018-19.

The improvement has been at the back of several measures taken by the Railways including rigorous monitoring at Divisional, Zonal and Railway Board levels, removal of infrastructure bottlenecks in a planned manner and high capacity water pumps at watering stations to minimize detention on this account among other.