IR ENDEAVOURS FOR FURTHER IMPROVED PASSENGER AMENITIES
Kolkata, April 4, 2017
In order to further improve passenger comfort and to ensure even better passenger amenities, Indian Railways have adopted a series of measures which have set a record during2016-17.
Ø New Services:Indian Railways introduced 87 new train services, journey of 51 trains was extended and frequency of 5 trains was increased. This includes 4 Humsafar Express trains, 2 Antyodaya trains, 10 DEMU and 5 MEMU trains.
Ø Augmentation:Indian Railways attached 586 coaches in regular trains generating an additional capacity of 43,420 berths.
Ø Special Trains:There were about 31,438 trips of special trains introduced on different occasions.
Ø Additional Berths:Capacity of reserved berths was increased to about 50 crores by adding about 1 crore more berths.
Ø Speeding up of trains:350 trains were speeded up while 104 trains were converted to superfast express trains.
Ø New rakes: 34 pairs of trains were replaced with LHB rakes by utilizing 42 LHB rakes.