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

In the following, the availability of locomotives is shown in terms of units actually being used ('locos on line') against the number required based on locomotive links and power plans.

Railway Details 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002
Diesel Electric Total Diesel Electric Total Diesel Electric Total Diesel Electric Total  Diesel  Electric Total
Central Loco on line 557 650 1207 562 715 1277 559 740 1299 560 739 1299 563 730 1293
Loco as per Power plan & Loco links 512.00 521.50 1033.50 532.00 533.40 1065.40 532.50 602.50 1135.00 525.40 591.60 1117.00 514.00 540.20 1054.20
Excess/Shortage 45.00 128.50 173.50 30.00 181.60 211.60 26.50 137.50 164.00 34.60 147.40 182.00 49.00 189.80 238.80
Eastern Loco on line 436 390 826 433 403 836 434 401 835 431 415 846 425 416 841
Loco as per Power plan & Loco links 517.00 455.00 972.00 500.00 477.00 977.00 503.00 498.00 1001.00 486.00 422.00 908.00 455.00 426.00 881.00
Excess/Shortage -81.00 -65.00 -146.00 -67.00 -74.00 -141.00 -69.00 -97.00 -166.00 -55.00 -7.00 -62.00 -30.00 -10.00 -40.00
Northern Loco on line 467 260 727 477 272 749 509 286 795 534 287 821 538 289 827
Loco as per Power plan & Loco links 391.00 271.00 662.00 397.00 250.00 647.00 435.00 274.00 709.00 441.00 280.00 721.00 478.00 304.00 782.00
Excess/Shortage 76.00 -11.00 65.00 80.00 22.00 102.00 74.00 12.00 86.00 93.00 7.00 100.00 60.00 -15.00 45.00
North Eastern Loco on line 108 0 108 117 0 117 135 0 135 146 0 146 146 0 146
Loco as per Power plan & Loco links 129.00 0.00 129.00 134.00 0.00 134.00 139.00 0.00 139.00 152.00 0.00 152.00 161.00 0.00 161.00
Excess/Shortage -21.00 0.00 -21.00 -17.00 0.00 -17.00 -4.00 0.00 -4.00 -6.00 0.00 -6.00 -15.00 0.00 -15.00
NorthEast Frontier Loco on line 100 0 100 109 0 109 116 0 116 118 0 118 0 0 0
Loco as per Power plan & Loco links 104.00 0.00 104.00 115.00 0.00 115.00 134.00 0.00 134.00 135.00 0.00 135.00 139.00 0.00 139.00
Excess/Shortage -4.00 0.00 -4.00 -6.00 0.00 -6.00 -18.00 0.00 -18.00 -17.00 0.00 -17.00 -139.00 0.00 -139.00
Southern Loco on line 251 136 387 287 163 450 319 195 514 328 203 531 329 194 523
Loco as per Power plan & Loco links 251.00 136.00 387.00 252.70 178.60 431.30 307.60 183.90 491.50 311.70 199.70 511.40 320.50 202.90 523.40
Excess/Shortage 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
South Central Loco on line 332 284 616 358 287 645 363 274 637 374 278 652 401 282 683
Loco as per Power plan & Loco links 331.00 300.00 631.00 341.00 295.00 636.00 345.00 287.00 632.00 360.00 270.00 630.00 363.00 247.00 610.00
Excess/Shortage 1.00 -16.00 -15.00 17.00 -8.00 9.00 18.00 -13.00 5.00 14.00 8.00 22.00 38.00 35.00 73.00
South Eastern Loco on line 537 498 1035 549 497 1046 548 500 1048 549 503 1052 555 550 1105
Loco as per Power plan & Loco links 471.00 498.00 969.00 549.00 497.00 1046.00 548.00 500.00 1048.00 471.00 503.00 974.00 469.00 550.00 1019.00
Excess/Shortage 66.00 0.00 66.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 78.00 0.00 78.00 86.00 0.00 86.00
Western Loco on line 240 311 551 268 318 586 280 327 607 282 321 603 288 323 611
Loco as per Power plan & Loco links 293.00 325.00 618.00 300.00 326.00 626.00 275.00 336.00 611.00 281.00 341.00 622.00 295.00 331.00 626.00
Excess/Shortage -53.00 -14.00 -67.00 -32.00 -8.00 -40.00 5.00 -9.00 -4.00 1.00 -20.00 -19.00 -7.00 -8.00 -15.00
Total Loco on line 3028 2529 5557 3160 2655 5815 3263 2723 5986 3322 2746 6068 3245 2784 6029
Loco as per Power plan & Loco links 2999 2507 5506 3121 2557 5678 3219 2682 5901 3163 2607 5770 3195 2601 5796
Excess/Shortage 29 23 51 39 98 137 44 41 85 159 139 298 50 183 233
locos on line (diesel hydraulic and mechanical) 491 0 491 485 0 485 485 0 485 479 0 479 NA NA NA
Total Loco on line 3519 2529 6048 3645 2655 6300 3748 2723 6471 3801 2746 6547 3245 2784 6029

Note: Figures of locos as per Power plans and Loco links were not made available by Southern Railway (1997-98 both Diesel and Electric) and SouthEastern Railway (1998-99,1999-2000 for Diesel and 1997-98 to 2001-02 for Electric). Hence, figures of locos on line have been adopted.
Source: Indian Railways Annual Statistical Statement No. 22 & Zonal Railways Power Plans /Loco links



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