CAG : Rail Fails

Politics of Bullet Train, Freight Corridor, Late Running Trains  

June13, 2018 (C) Ravinder Singh

This is yet another case when world’s largest employer needs an Inventor Led organization than lame duck Lohani and C grade Chartered accountant led ministry. Indian Railways is in worst condition – throughput of both Freight and Passenger traffic is going down as per CAG Clippings – but what is worse is that –

CAG reported 274 Rail Fractures, 465 Weld Failures and 294 Permanent speed restrictions in 1650 km* Route Length or just 3% of Routes or 5% of Track Length – There is a permanent SPEED Restriction in every 5 km Route or 11 km of Lines. *1350 km are Busiest Sections – Delhi-Howrah, Mumbai-Howrah, and Mumbai-Chennai. [CAG Union Government Railways 45 of 2017]


Even the Busiest Mainlines are UNFIT for Any Railway Service.


LOHANI lied when he said fall inpunctuality to 65% from 80% is due to better reporting.


It is Scandalous to run TALGO, Gattiman Express or Such Trains, Can’t even think of Bullet Trains.


Freight Corridors may not be ready in 5 more years work on some sections has not started.

I have stopped travelling by Trains For 5 years when I had to haul my 10 kg Suitcase for nearly 1.5 km to board Shane-Punjab Exp at New Delhi.  I used to count Unscheduled Stoppages – were 6-7 in 370 km.

I can’t imagine NEGLECT of TRACK & ROLLING STOCK Maintenance by IR.

Even after Rs.5 Lakh Crores Indian Railways is Going Steeply Down.

CAG Report 1 of 2018 Finance Audit of Railways –

highlighted that during 2015-16, total revenue receipts increased by 4.57 per cent which was significantly below the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.86 per cent during the period 2011-15.

The growth of freight earnings was 3.23 per cent in 2015-16 which was below the CAGR of 15.01 per cent registered during 2011-15.

The growth of passenger earnings was 4.96 per cent in 2015-16 which was also below the CAGR of 14.31 per cent registered during 2011-15.

During 2016-17, the total revenue receipts of Rs.1,65,382.49 crore decreased by 1.78

per cent as compared to total revenue receipts of Rs.1,68,379.60 crore during 2015-16. This was significantly below CAGR of 10.09 per cent during the period 2012-


Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS

Y-77, Hauz Khas, ND -110016, India. Ph: 091- 8826415770, 9871056471, 9650421857

Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded

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