Central Railway’s Multi-Division Success: 27.54% Decrease in Asset Failures Across Mumbai, Bhusawal, Nagpur, Pune, and Solapur

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Pune, 14th July 2023: In a significant development, Central Railway has reported a notable decrease of 27.54% in asset failures across all its five divisions, namely Mumbai, Bhusawal, Nagpur, Pune, and Solapur. This remarkable achievement is based on the combined data of Central Railway for the period between April 1, 2023, and July 12, 2023.

During this period, Central Railway successfully operated a total of 37,040 mail express trains, along with 1,810 suburban services on a daily basis. The sheer volume of this high traffic is truly noteworthy and highlights the efficiency of Central Railway’s operations.

Central Railway also disclosed the punctuality figures for its mail express and suburban trains during the April to June 2023 period. The mail express trains boasted an 85% punctuality rate, while the suburban trains outperformed with an impressive 95% punctuality rate.

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Upon analyzing the contributing factors to the 15% punctuality loss in mail express trains and 5% punctuality loss in suburban trains, it was found that the causes mainly fall into two categories: external and internal asset failure factors.

The external factors accounted for 40.33% of the punctuality loss and are as follows:

Late arrival of mail express trains from other zones: This factor contributed to a delay of 12.55% in the overall punctuality.

Incidences requiring doctor calls to attend patients on trains: A total of 6.73% of punctuality loss was attributed to 127 instances of doctor calls in the current financial year period.

Alarm chain pulling (ACP): A noteworthy 6.50% of punctuality loss resulted from 1,490 cases of ACP occurring in the current financial year.

Frequent opening of level crossing gates: This factor accounted for 5.66% of punctuality loss.

Adverse weather conditions: Bad weather caused a delay of 5.50% in the overall punctuality.

Run-over cases due to trespassing: Trespassing incidents contributed to a punctuality loss of 3.39%.

On the other hand, internal asset failure factors were responsible for 59.67% of the punctuality loss. However, it is important to note that when compared to the previous year (April 1, 2022, to July 12, 2022), Central Railway has managed to achieve a remarkable reduction in asset failures.

The specific areas where Central Railway witnessed a decline in asset failures are as follows:

Electric and diesel loco failures: This year, Central Railway reported 74 cases of loco failures, a significant reduction of 23.71% compared to the 97 cases reported last year.

Unit defects of EMU rakes: The number of cases of unit defects in EMU rakes dropped to 33 this year, marking a 34% reduction from the 50 cases reported last year.

Track defects including weld failures and rail fractures: Central Railway recorded 145 cases of track defects this year, demonstrating a commendable reduction of 27.86% from the 201 cases reported last year.

Signal failures: The occurrence of signal failures decreased to 124 cases this year, showcasing a noteworthy reduction of 29.94% compared to the 177 cases reported last year.