1. Tie-up with several countries to revamp rail network: Suresh Prabhu

Tie-up with several countries to revamp rail network: Suresh Prabhu

The Railways have gone for tie-ups with many countries to make travelling in trains more safe and secure, said Suresh Prabhu

By: | Published: January 8, 2016 5:28 PM
Indian Railways, Indian Railways tatkal charges, Indian Railways tatkal charges hiked, Indian Railways tatkal charges increase, Indian Railways tatkal new rates, Indian Railways tatkal rates, irctc.co.in “Quite a lot has been achieved in the last one year.. But we have to address the long backlog of years of inaction,” Suresh Prabhu said. (PTI photo)

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today describing the Kolkata-New Delhi railway corridor as the most “congested” in the country, said collaboration with several countries is being done to revamp the network.

“Kolkata-New Delhi corridor is the most congested area. We have built bridges, laid new tracks to reduce the congestion which has been affecting punctuality of trains. But in some zones, the punctuality is around 90-95 per cent,” Prabhu said after flagging off new trains here at the Howrah station.

The Railways have gone for tie-ups with many countries to make travelling in trains more safe and secure, he said.

Indian Railways have a collaboration with Japan to revamp the entire network to help address the congestion as well as improving the operation so as to bring it to the global standard,” the Union Minister said.

He also praised the achievements of the Railways in the last one year and urged state governments and local administrations to come forth and help them.

“Quite a lot has been achieved in the last one year.. But we have to address the long backlog of years of inaction,” Prabhu said.

Notably, India-Japan has entered into an MoU to build a bullet train network in the country. India’s first bullet train network is scheduled to come up between Mumbai and Ahmedabad at a cost of Rs 98,000 crore.

  1. K
    K Ramanujam
    Jan 10, 2016 at 2:02 pm
    All programmes of finding new partner is okay but what about speeding up of the existing trains and maintenance of punctuality. You have promised once the travel time would be reduced from hyderabad to chennai would be reduced. There seems to be no action on this front. The train timings have not been changed since 2014. The south central railway needs more attention . The Mumbai Hyderabad trains always misses the schedule by atleast half an hour to one hour daily. The worst is Kacheguda station where it seems there is no station master,to control. In variably Kacheguda Chennai Egmore rakes are put in the platform after the scheduled departure of the train. It is also a fact that once a train is dela there is no scope of picking up as the trains are run to tougher schedule. Hope your ministry will look into the above.
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