Hyderabad: South Central Railway has registered the top place in performance amongst all the 16 Zones on Indian Railways for the half yearly period from April to September, 2017 in the current fiscal.
The classification is based on analysis of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), which were evaluated and intimated to all zones by the Railway Board on Wednesday.
Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, SCR, complimented the workforce of the Zone for the performance and expressed optimism that the targets for the balance months of the current fiscal would also be achieved.
According to an SCR release, the Zone had achieved the highest of 71.90 percent of marks amongst the 16 Zones on all the combined KPIs. SCR was followed by South Eastern Railway with 69.09 percent and Western Railway with 66.29 percent.
In the operational and financial segment of the KPIs, SCR registered revenue earnings of Rs.7717.49 crore; Originating Passenger Traffic of 192.54 million and Freight Loading of 48.34 million tonnes while punctuality of train services was 95 percent.
In capacity enhancement, which primarily covers infrastructure development, new lines were completed on 40 km; electrification of railway lines were completed for 443 km; doubling was completed on 17 km; 23 Unmanned Level Crossings were eliminated and an increase in average speed of freight trains by 21.10 km per hour was registered.
Asset reliability, which speaks of quality maintenance standards, also improved in SCR. Rail failures were brought down to 95 incidents; Diesel Loco failures were 60 cases; Electric Loco failures were 71 cases and Over Head Equipment Failures were just two. No accident per million train km was also recorded on the Zone.