The following data is taken from reports published by the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG India) in 2002.

Here the data shows the fraction of locomotives that are generally in active use of the total number that are out 'on line' (out from the home shed), computed statistically over a period of time.

Railway Details 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002
On line In use % On line In use % On
line
In use % On line In use % On line In use %
Central Diesel 557 344 61.76 562 349 62.10 559 356 63.69 560 353 63.04 563 358 63.59
Electric 650 407 62.62 715 424 59.30 740 439 59.32 739 440 59.54 730 462 63.29
Eastern Diesel 436 364 83.49 433 356 82.22 434 356 82.03 431 344 79.81 425 358 84.24
Electric 390 304 77.95 403 311 77.17 401 314 78.30 415 303 73.01 416 280 67.31
Northern Diesel 467 334 71.52 477 347 72.75 509 374 73.48 534 377 70.60 538 383 71.19
Electric 260 202 77.69 272 212 77.94 286 241 84.27 287 257 89.55 289 252 87.20
North Eastern Diesel 108 94 87.04 117 103 88.03 135 119 88.15 146 127 86.99 146 127 86.99
NorthEast Frontier Diesel 100 108 108.00 109 127 116.51 116 129 111.21 118 141 119.49 NA NA NA
Southern Diesel 251 204 81.27 287 227 79.09 319 242 75.86 328 243 74.09 329 236 71.73
Electric 136 123 90.44 163 120 73.62 195 121 62.05 203 139 68.47 194 133 68.56
South Central Diesel 332 270 81.33 358 265 74.02 363 263 72.45 374 279 74.60 401 311 77.56
Electric 284 184 64.79 287 184 64.11 274 187 68.25 278 173 62.23 282 170 60.28
South Eastern Diesel 537 433 80.63 549 417 75.96 548 388 70.80 549 393 71.58 555 424 76.40
Electric 498 478 95.98 497 482 96.98 500 499 99.80 503 542 107.75 550 598 108.73
Western Diesel 240 172 71.67 268 173 64.55 280 184 65.71 282 187 66.31 288 198 68.75
Electric 311 260 83.60 318 256 80.50 327 261 79.82 321 245 76.32 323 243 75.23
Total Diesel 3028 2323 76.72 3160 2364 74.81 3263 2411 73.89 3322 2444 73.57 3245 2395 73.81
Electric 2529 1958 77.42 2655 1989 74.92 2723 2062 75.73 2746 2099 76.44 2784 2138 76.80

Source: Indian Railways Annual Statistical Statement No.No. 22



Data is taken from reports published by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, 2002.
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