Politics of Bullet Train, Freight Corridor, Late Running Trains
June13, 2018 (C) Ravinder Singh firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded