Indian Railways: Indian Railways has launched a new time table of trains, in which the speed of 500 Mail Express trains has been increased. This new time table is applicable from 1st October.
Indian Railways: There is an important news for crores of railway passengers of the country. The Ministry of Railways has released a new time table for trains. In this new time table of Railways, the speed of 500 Mail Express trains has been increased. The Ministry of Railways gave this information on Monday. Apart from this, 65 pairs of trains have been converted into ‘Superfast’ category, according to the Railways. This new time table released by the Railways is applicable from October 1.
5% increase in train speed
According to a statement from the ministry, overall the average speed of all trains has been increased by about 5 per cent. By increasing the speed of trains, about 5 percent additional routes have been available for running extra trains. Indian Railways has released its new All India Railway Time Table ‘Train at a Glance (TAG)’ on its website. This timetable is effective from October 1.
Vande Bharat Express started in the country
In the new timetable, several premium trains like Vande Bharat Express have been introduced between New Delhi-Varanasi and New Delhi-Katra, the statement said. It said that another Vande Bharat Express train has also been started between Gandhinagar and Mumbai. The punctuality of Mail Express trains of Indian Railways during 2022-23 stood at about 84 per cent, which is about nine per cent more than the 75 per cent punctuality achieved during 2019-20, the statement said.
Every day more than 2 crore people travel by train
Indian Railways operates about 3,240 mail/express trains including Vande Bharat Express, Gatimaan Express, Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express, Humsafar Express, Tejas Express, Duronto Express, Antyodaya Express, Garib Rath Express, Sampark Kranti Express, Yuva Express, UDAY. Express, Janshatabdi Express and others. In addition, around 3,000 passenger trains and 5,660 suburban trains also operate on the Indian Railways network.
About 2.23 crore passengers travel by rail every day. To clear the extra rush and meet the demand of passengers, more than 65,000 special train journeys were operated during 2021-22.