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Indian Railways releases digital time-table 'TAG'; 500 Mail Express trains speeded, 65 converted to Superfast. Check highlights

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The Ministry of Railways released a digital time table ‘Trains at a Glance (TAG)’ for all Indian Railways trains. The new time table became effective on October 1 and will be available on on Indian Railways’ official website

The ministry further said Railways has “speeded up” about 500 Mail Express trains by 10 minutes - 70 minutes; additionally, 130 services (65 pairs) have been speeded up by converting to the Superfast category.

Overall the average speed of all trains has increased by about 5% leading to the availability of nearly 5% additional paths for operation of more trains, it added.

The punctuality of Indian Railways for Mail Express trains during the year 2022-23 is about 84% which is about 9% more than the punctuality of about 75% achieved during 2019-20.

Indian Railways time-table highlights

  • Indian Railways runs about 3,240 Mail or Express trains which include Vande Bharat Express, Gatimaan Express, Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express, Humsaafar Express, Tejas Express, Duronto Express, Antyodaya Express, Garib Rath Express, Sampark Kranti Express, Yuva Express, Uday Express, Janshatabdi Express and other types of trains.
  • Also, about 3,000 Passenger trains and 5,660 suburban trains are also operated over the Indian Railways network. The volume of passengers carried daily is about 2.23 crore.
  • To clear extra rush and meet passenger demand, Railways operated more than 65,000 Special train trips during 2021-22. About 566 coaches were permanently augmented to increase the carrying capacity
  • At present, Vande Bharat Express trains are operating between New Delhi – Varanasi and New Delhi – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra. One more Vande Bharat Express train has been introduced between Gandhinagar Capital and Mumbai Central w.e.f. 30.09.2022. It has been proposed to introduce more Vande Bharat Express trains over the Indian Railways network.
  • Tejas Express services offering onboard services like entertainment, local cuisine, wifi etc. are also being proliferated over Indian Railway network. At present, 7 pairs of Tejas Express services are operational over Indian Railways.

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