Indian Railways in its recent statement said that the speed of 500 Mail Express trains has been increased. Along with that some trains converted to the Superfast category in the new All India Railway Time Table.
The Indian Railways is the main transportation medium for crores of passengers in the country. There has been a change in the timetable for trains announced by the ministry of railways. Railways have increased the speed of 500 Mail Express trains in its new timetable. Apart from these, 65 pairs of trains have been upgraded to the 'Superfast' category, according to the railways. It is applicable from October 1 with the release of this new timetable by the Railways.
You can check the new time table by following this link: https://indianra||ways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/dire ctorate/coaching/TAG_2022-23/how2read.pdf
Increased Speed and Punctuality
As per the statement of the ministry, there has been an increase in the average speed of about 5% across all trains. About 5% of additional routes have been opened up due to increased train speed. The trains are accelerated by 10 minutes to 70 minutes. In the year 2022-23, Indian Railways achieved punctuality of 84% for Mail Express trains, a 9% increase over the 75% achieved in 2019-20.
New Premium Trains
Trains like Vande Bharat Express have been introduced on 2 routes initially. It covers the journey from New Delhi to Varanasi and New Delhi to Mata Sri Vaishno Devi Katra in just 8 hours. And recently, Vande Bharat 2.0 was introduced for the Gandhinagar and Mumbai routes. Considering the success of this train, the Indian Railways ministry has announced that ICF Chennai will produce 400 semi-high-speed Vande Bharat Express Trains in the upcoming years.
Passengers using Railways
Indian Railways operates about 3,240 mail/express trains that include Vande Bharat Express, Gatimaan Express, Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express, Humsafar Express, Tejas Express, etc. These trains serve more than 2.23 crore passengers who travel by rail every day. To meet the demands of passengers, more than 65,000 special train journeys were operated during 2021-22.