Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today said that an analysis done by his department has found that 100-plus new trains could be run on shorter routes by cutting layover time.
Layover time is defined as the idle time of a train at the originating or terminating station before commencement of journey.
“The analysis has found that 100-plus new trains could be started just by using trains lying idle on shorter routes,” Goyal said at 58th National Cost Convention here.
The minister gave the example of high-speed Gatimaan Express plying between Hazrat Nizamuddin and Agra. The train has been extended up to Gwalior and will, thereafter, be extended to Jhansi, cutting the layover time, he said.
He said the extension of service has benefited the people of Bundelkhand region at no extra cost. Read More