The Comptroller and Auditor General’s report stated that the railways recorded an operating ratio of 98.44% in 2017-18. The above operating ratio was the worst in the last 10 years. Operating ratio is a measure of expenditure against the revenue. It shows the operating efficiency of the railway and the health of its finances. An operating ratio of 98.44% shows that the Railways spent Rs 98.44 to earn Rs 100.
Source: The Hindu