Unable to maintain the punctuality of Bandra Terminus-Hazrat Nizamuddin special Rajdhani introduced as a faster and cheaper premium option to travellers, the Indian Railways is mulling increase in its run-time by an hour to make it stick to schedule, ministry sources said.
The proposal mooted by Western Railway and signed off by Northern Railway, North Central Railway and West Central Railway, the sources said, is with the Railway Board for consideration.
The train – with a run-time of about 14 hours – was touted by the railways as the fastest train between Delhi and Mumbai, cutting down the travel time by two hours. The special Rajdhani is now likely to take an hour more to reach its destination.
The sources pointed out the decision was taken after it was noticed that the train rarely remained punctual since its introduction last year. Read More