Indian Railways New Time Table: The Railway Ministry has increased the speed of 500 Mail Express by changing the new time table of the Railways from Monday. Now this express train will reach its destination faster by 10 to 70 minutes. Along with this, Railways has converted 130 services i.e. 65 pairs of trains from express to superfast. It is expected that the new time table will improve the punctuality of trains by about 9 percent. Due to which about 84 percent of the train is reaching its destination at this time.
Railways runs about 3240 mail/express trains daily.
Indian Railways runs about 3240 Mail/Express trains daily. Which includes 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. Apart from this, about 3000 passenger trains run, more than 5600 suburban trains. In which about 2.23 crore people travel daily.
New time table implemented from October 1
Apart from these, a large number of goods trains are operated. Efforts are made continuously to run these trains in a time bound manner and deliver the trains quickly. For this, every year efforts are made to increase the speed of trains in making new time table of trains. During the Corona period, Railways in collaboration with IIT Mumbai had tried to make a zero based time table. After all these efforts, the new time table has been implemented from 1 October 2022. In this, the average speed of all trains of Railways has been increased by 5 percent.
5 percent additional train running line found
According to the Ministry of Railways, in making the new time table, the Railways has got 5 percent additional lines to run new trains. Due to this exercise, 5 percent more capacity has been developed on the existing railway line to run new trains. In the year 2019-20, the punctuality in trains was 75 percent. But it has increased by 9 percent to 84 percent in the year 2022-23.
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