Indian Railways to cut travel time of over 500 trains by 120 minutes in 'Trains at a Glance' timetable
New Delhi : Indian Railways will be cutting journey time of over 500 trains by up to 120 minutes in its latest timetable that is likely to be released on November 30, a report said.
The new timetable will come into effect from December this year, the report added.
"A detailed plan is ready and will be incorporated in the ‘Trains at a Glance’ timetable to be released November 30," Railway ministry officials have told The Indian Express.
Soon after Piyush Goyal took charge of the ministry earlier this month, several measures collectively called as 'innovative timetabling' are being taken for popular trains to knock off their runtime stretching up to over an hour-and-half along with increased speed.
The report further claims that nearly 50 trains will get upgraded from ordinary mail/express category to superfast.
Here are some popular trains that will get an upgrade in their runtime:-
Hyderabad-Tirupati Express, running 733 km over 14 hours, will now take 100 minutes less.
The Bhopal-Jodhpur Express will reach 95 minutes early.
The 2,330-km journey on the Guwahati-Indore Special will be 115 minutes shorter.
The Ghazipur-Bandra Terminus Express will complete its 1929-km journey 95 minutes earlier.