Indian Railways to cut short running time of 700 long distance trains


On Friday a senior official of the Indian Railways announced that they will soon cut short the running time of over 700 long distance trains by up to two hours. The new timings will be updated in the November timetable of the railways, he said. Following directions from the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal earlier this month, the national carrier incorporated innovative timetabling under which running time of popular trains will reduce by 15 minutes to two hours. The new timetable will also provide each railway division two to four hours for maintenance works. “Our plan is to maximise the use of…

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