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Indian Railways on time status: Howrah worst, but rest not much better

Jun 13, 2018, 04:25 PM IST

Indian Railways on time status: Punctuality is one of Railways biggest problem. It is also a perpetual one. Indian Railways` overall punctuality rate is about 65 per cent and Howrah Division in Bengal is the worst performer, according to an IANS report. This division has clocked a punctuality  performance of 34 per cent for the week ended June 3:

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1. Howrah Division in Bengal followed by Lucknow Division in the worst performers list in terms of trains running late for the week ended June 3. 

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2. The punctuality performance of Howrah Division in Bengal and Lucknow Division  were 34 percent and 39 percent, respectively.

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3. Above 80 per cent punctuality rate is considered "reasonable" for Indian Railways. 

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4. Indian Railways overall punctuality rate is about 65 per cent.

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5. Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani has said he was not satisfied with the punctuality rate of 65 percent.

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6. According to Indian Railways data South East Central division's punctuality performance was at 44 percent followed by North Central`s 47.5 per cent.

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7. Bhavnagar has fared well with 99.27 percent punctuality rate while Sealdah Division has clocked 98.19 percent in the week from May 28 to June 3 this year.

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8. Delhi Division`s performance is below the 65 percent mark at 64.64 percent, while Mumbai Division is even worse at 55.5 percent for the same period.

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9. Though the Indian Railways is making effort to improve punctuality, Mail/Express trains are sometimes running more than five to 10 hours behind schedule.