Charging of Super Fast Fare
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 948
ANSWERED ON 22.12.2017
Charging of superfast fare
948 Smt. Chhaya Verma
Shri Vishambhar Prasad Nishad
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) number of trains, out of total for which superfast fare is being charged presently by Railways, how many trains have reached their destination with a delay of more than two hours during last 6 months;
(b) whether Ministry agrees with opinion of CAG after a review of excessive delay of superfast trains by CAG in month of July, about the amount being charged unnecessarily in name of superfast; and
(c) the speed of which trains has been increased since November, 2017 and number of trains out of the same that reached their destination with a delay of more than one hour?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a): Total number of Superfast trains is 1082. Out of total 1,05,066 trips made by 1082 Superfast trains during the period 01.06.2017 to 30.11.2017, 14,033 trips involved delay of more than two hours at destination.
(b): No, Sir.
(c): Number of Mail/Express trains which have been speeded up since November, 2017 is 328. Out of a total of 7974 services by such trains during the period 01.11.2017 to 12.12.2017, 1632 trips involved delay of more than one hour.