Tired of being on railway waiting list? You’ll soon be able to book only confirmed tickets on these routes

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Sushant Ranjan

Pune, July 17, 2020: Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said in a press conference today that in the next three-four years, the railway passenger trains and freight trains will be able to run on demand. This means that common passengers will not need to book tickets on waiting to travel on the train. Whenever you want, you could easily travel by train. 

Yadav said that by the year 2023, all the capitals of North Eastern states are expected to join the railway network. The final stretch from Katra to Banihal in Jammu and Kashmir is also expected to be completed by December 2022.

Preparing to give confirmed tickets on these routes first: This new arrangement will first begin on the Delhi-Mumbai route where the preparations for the same are made. After that, you will not have to wait for the confirmation of the train ticket on the Delhi-Kolkata route. Because the railway is making separate tracks for the freight trains running on this route which are expected to be completed in the next two years. Therefore, it will be easy to get tickets on this route.

Increasing the speed of the train:  In India, there is a maximum rush of trains on the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah rail routes, due to which trains running on these two routes are constantly late. Due to this, passengers suffer the most. That is why the speed of trains running on these routes is going to increase.

Within the next nine months, all trains running on the tracks of Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah will start running at a speed of 130 km/hour. As same speed will be maintained on the entire track, passengers will be able to reach their destination in less time than before.

When the train runs at a speed of 160 km on the Delhi-Mumbai route, it will save about three and a half hours of journey time. About five hours of time will be reduced on the Delhi-Howrah route. According to the Railway Board, the deficiencies in the track, signalling and communication on these routes are being removed.