Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav told CNBC-Awaaz that the normal passenger train time will change after the lockdown. The Railway Ministry has prepared a new time table. The passenger corridor will be set separately in the new time table.
new Delhi. Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav had a special conversation with CNBC-Awaaz. He told that the normal passenger train time will change after the lockdown. The Railway Ministry has prepared a new time table. The passenger corridor will be set separately in the new time table. Only passenger trains will run in a time interval. There will be a time gap where only goods trains will run. Every 24 hours, 3 hours will be for maintenance only. During the train stop, more than 200 infra related works have been done, which has increased the average speed of the train. He also said that the railway will be ready to run on the route where it will be needed.
There are now 230 passenger trains running, 75% occupancy. Confirm tickets are being received for next 5-6 days on every route. There is no need to increase trains in any sector. The trains are ready to run where needed.
Try to offset freight damage Vinod Kumar Yadav has said that, try to offset freight train damage. In the last 3 months, spending has reduced by 6-7 per cent. Zero working on base time table.
Vinod Kumar Yadav said that the annual passenger train has an income of 50 thousand crores. Railways has turned the Corona crisis into an opportunity. Work related to infra has been done when the train is stopped. In the Corona era, there has been an opportunity to do more than 200 infra related work.
The average speed of freight train has been increased from 23 Km to 46 Km during this period. The time for transportation of goods has reduced considerably. Freight has increased significantly compared to last year. The target is to increase the freight by 40 percent.