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200 trains to be made super fast

Source: PTI
February 24, 2006 13:48 IST
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The journey time of the majority of the Shatabdis, Rajdhanis and of certain mail/express trains likely to reduce.

All India train timetable will be re-worked de-novo by using computerised simulation techniques and over 200 mail and express trains to be made super fast.   "Increase volumes, reduce unit cost" strategy would be adopted in the passenger business also.

The Railway Budget 2006-07

The number of coaches in about 190 popular passenger carrying trains to be increased upto 23-24 coaches enabling railways to earn Rs 200 crore (Rs 2 billion) additionally every year.

Upgradation of lower cost passengers to higher class without any additional payment introduced on all Rajdhanis and mail/express trains.

Platform length at 200 stations to be increased at a cost of Rs 60 crore (Rs 600 million).

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