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Rajdhani Trains Face More Delays As Compare To Durontos: Survey

Over 2735 trains running across the country and data from 3050 stations have been taken into consideration while bringing out the findings the report

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If you ever wondered how late your train is and when you will reach your destination, RailYatri’s Annual Report has an answer. This annual report takes a data-centric approach to train delays in India thus bringing forward many interesting trends on train movement across the country and could also be the first step towards addressing this issue. Over 2735 trains running across the country and data from 3050 stations have been taken into consideration while bringing out the findings in this report.  

Talking about this 2017 Annual Report Manish Rathi, CEO & Co-Founder RailYatri said “RailYatri does significant data-analytics and we publish this report every year which are of value to the traveler and observers alike. Train delays in India, similar to air pollution, seem to be reaching a stage where the bull now needs to be taken by the horn. In a growing economy, as in flights, being on-time has a definite value to a traveler and with competition from other travel modes going-up, this will increasingly determine the mode selected by the traveler. By tracking, analyzing and publishing this report over the last few years, we at RailYatri believe can help in creating awareness and addressing the issue. The RailYatri National Train Delay Report has extensively used crowd-sourced location data backed with deep analytics algorithms to bring forth the trends and patterns of train movements across the country"

Stations in Tamil Nadu have least delays, Bihar the worst 
The stations in Tamil Nadu & Maharashtra reported an average delay of less than 15 minutes while stations in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh reported a delay of over 150 mins in 2017. Tundla station in Uttar Pradesh ranks top with an average delay of 181 minute. State wise Tamil Nadu is in second position where the delays are least.




On-Time arrival of Duronto better than Rajdhanis
If you enjoy taking a train ride in your favourite Rajdhani, think again. Durontos have been On-Time 66% of the time in 2017 as compared to 59% by Rajdhani. Clearly delays are better managed in Duronto as compared to Rajdhani - which are more popular across all travelers. In the short travel section, Shatabdi have better performance with 74% On-Time arrivals.


Chennai station best among all metro cities 
The 2017 average delay of Chennai Central station is reported at 15mins - the best among all metros. Mumbai C Shivaji station ranked second with 27min average delay followed by Howrah(Kolkata) with 43min delay and New Delhi station with 54mins average delay in 2017. Meanwhile, Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh has an average delay of 117mins in 2017, one of the worst performing important stations.  

Stations that need to watch out, delays are increasing
Hubli in Karnataka, Rewari in Haryana, Shoranur - Kerala are the top three stations where delays have have seen 2X increase. Though their average delay is anytime between 20-30mins, their increase in delay has been manifold in the last few years.