Indian Railways has decided to cut down the running time of 500 long distance trains by two hours from next months. As per the officials, new timings will be updated in November. The decision to reduce the running time is an effect of the earlier directions given by railway minister Piyush Goyal in this month.
After the new time table is implemented, each railway division will be having two to four hours time for maintenance related work. An internal audit trail has been started by the railways under which 50 mail and express trains will be upgraded to super-fast services.
It will be a part of an overhaul of the rail system of increasing the average speed of existing trains.
Bhopal-Jodhpur Express trains will arrive early by 95 minutes while the Guwahati-Indore Special will complete its 2,330 Kms of journey by cutting down 1 hour and 55 minutes running time and Ghazipur-Bandra Terminus Express will reach early by 95 minutes.
Halt time of trains at stations has been lessen by national transporter and there will be no stopping for trains at stations where there is less footfall.
With the implementation of new track and infrastructure upgrade, automatic signalling and the new Linke-Hofmann-Busch coaches that allow a 130 kmph top speed, trains are expected to run at faster speeds.