Railways: Deaths from accidents drop by 84%

Railway death toll which had reached 244 between October 2016 to September 2017, has fallen down to 40 between October 2017 to September 2018.

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A railway official said that the Konkan Railway has shown maximum improvement as 95 per cent of the trains were running on time in the zone.

The North Western Railway and Northern Frontier railway also posted punctuality figures of around 90 per cent. Ten out of the 17 rail zones have also improved their on-time performance to 75 per cent.

He added that out of 17 zones, only three — West Central Railway, South Eastern Central Railway and Northern Railway — have trains with maximum delays and punctuality scores of 65 per cent and below.

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