Covid-Impact: Indian Railways achieves major milestone

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Last Updated: Fri, Jul 3rd, 2020, 12:14:39hrs
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New Delhi: While the world reels over the cons of Covid, a happy revelation has been announced by Indian Railways.

The Indian Railways on Thursday revealed the ever-impending target of 100% punctuality. The tweet read, "First time in the history, Indian Railways has acheived 100% Punctuality of trains on 01.07.2020,"

"Previous best was 99.54% on 23/6/20 with only one train getting delayed," it added.

Railways minister Piyush Goyal tweeted proudly on Indian Railways' latest achievement - "Trains in the Fast Lane: Enhancing services to unprecedented levels, Indian Railways made history on 1st July 2020 by achieving 100% punctuality rate."

The Indian Railways was founded on 8 May 1845 although the first train was operated in 1837. In nearly 200 years of existence, the Railways has become a backbone and at least two crore Indians depend on it for their locomotion.

The difficulty in achieving the 100% milestone is understandable given Indian Railways operated at least 12,000 regular, mail, express, and passenger services. Post lockdown, most train services have been cancelled until August and only 230 trains remain operational.