Reduction in train accidents
- The average number of consequential train accidents during the period 2004-14 was 171.1 per annum, compared to 70.9 per annum during the period 2014-23. The average number of train derailments during 2004-14 was 86.7 per annum, which reduced to 47.3 per annum during 2014-23.
- The initiatives taken to improve safety in rail operations include electronic interlocking, interlocking of level crossings, automatic block signalling and deployment of Kavach.
Transition from diesel to electric locomotives
- The production of diesel locomotives was ceased in March 2019, leading to a continuous decline in the number of diesel locomotives in the country.
- Electric locomotive production grew around three times from 2000 to 2022.