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04-04-2017
Press Release : IR ENDEAVOURS FOR FURTHER IMPROVED PASSENGER AMENITIES

                            

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.





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