Sunday ‘Mega Blocks’ by Railways to Affect Train Schedules: All You Need To Know!


Sunday ‘Mega Blocks’ by Railways to Affect Train Schedules: All You Need To Know!

Planning a weekend getaway? You may need to put them on hold, as the Railways is planning a ‘Mega Block.’

What does this mean?

A ‘Mega Block’ refers to a disruption of services by the national carrier, in order to carry out much-needed maintenance work. According to a report by the Financial Express, the Indian Railways will rework its timetable by August 15, 2018, and identify the trains which will be affected by the maintenance drive. Following this, the drive will be formally launched.

Major work across all the zones of the Indian Railways is expected to be carried out every Sunday.

Speaking at a press conference, Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal said, “We will work towards passenger engagement, creating awareness among the passengers, informing them in advance. Whenever a train gets delayed during a meal time, we will provide free food and drinking water to them.” Read More

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