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Blog Entry# 3177986
Posted: Mar 06 2018 (22:12)

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Last Response: Mar 08 2018 (09:14)
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Mar 06 2018 (15:50)   Railways to bring new grades for trains’ punctuality

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Railways is set to bring five new grades to record punctuality of trains.
Internal reports presented to Railway Board have proposed that a long-distance train be marked “excellent” if it is less than 10 minutes late, and be graded “very good” if the delay is between 10 and 20 minutes. It has been proposed that if the delay is between 20 and 40 minutes, the train will be graded “good” on punctuality and if the delay is more than 40 minutes but less than two hours, the grade will be “fair”. If a train is more than two hours late, it will be graded “bad” on punctuality, as per the proposals.
decision to introduce new grades was taken during a recent deliberation exercise involving general managers and senior officials of the ministry.
For trains running between distances less than 300 km, a delay of under 5 minutes will fetch an “excellent” grade, while a train late by about 90 minutes will be marked “bad” on punctuality.
Based on monthly average of on-time performance, zonal units will calculate their individual punctuality data, thereby recasting the way the national transporter records its performance. Currently, any train that is up to 15 minutes late is considered “on-time”, and that is where the grading ends. According to Railway Board, the new thinking is that this system fails to present a comprehensive picture for the transporter as well as the passenger.
Railways has also decided to depute a “service captain” in its trains as a handyman empowered to solve all problems faced by passengers during long journeys.
As per an internal report, passengers have to grapple with mainly four types of issues on long journeys — housekeeping, quality of linen, airconditioning, and security issues, including alarm chains. “Apart from these, no single person exists for issues such as non-availability of water, functioning of light/fan etc, operational issue like brake binding, alarm chain resetting,” the report says. The Service Captain will have a tool kit and wear a uniform to be identifiable.

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6 posts - Wed Mar 07, 2018

Mar 07 2018 (14:37)
venki~   1361 blog posts
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No govt tries to change their way working, as it results in loss of votes.

Mar 07 2018 (14:53)
a2z~   2941 blog posts
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Got can change the ways of working of about 15 lac people, bringing them out of their comfort-zone, to do something good for the country and its citizens at large. It may result in negatively influencing the 15 lac people, but it can positively influence 70 crore voters as well! It depends on thinking of Govt, and is a matter of short- sightedness of far-sightedness.

Mar 07 2018 (15:18)
venki~   1361 blog posts
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70 crs people wont observe the good. Negative spreads easily. Its not only 15 lakh people , its their familes avd 4 members which is 60 lakhs. Some Media is just need 6 persons to show negative side of a good decision.
As E. Sridharan said better go away with railway board and split IR into 3 separate entities as per his suggestion. Unfortunately this govt not ready to any reforms instead making number game. Hope if they come again in 2019 things may change.

Mar 07 2018 (22:52)
a2z~   2941 blog posts
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* Govts are always busy roasting political chapatis wasting the prescious resources of IR. All the RMs in past (Except Mr. Prabhu) have tried their best to wield more and more financial powers over IR funds to boost their electoral fortunes.
* IR bureaucracy similarly kept their own welfare supreme and were least bothered about the pax needs and market demands.
* To put IR on right track of efficient operation & management, private sector have to be gradually involved into railway marketing, train operation and eventually constructing & owning rail lines.

Mar 08 2018 (09:14)
venki~   1361 blog posts
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We always cannot blame govt for every things. People of india should have minimum knowledge about our transportation. Many dont know how railway works. As long there is a people movement nothing gonna change in this country. For politicians its always votes game. In Vajpaee time we have seen some honest people. Now all parties just working for their vote banks or dont want to target biggest vote banks.

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