PASSENGERS WILL be encouraged to choose Railways over airlines to travel between Mumbai and Delhi, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday. According to him, the journey time between New Delhi and Mumbai Central railway stations would be brought down to the extent that it could be lesser than air travel and the time needed to commute between the two airports. “A number of items have been discussed to increase the facilities for passengers. People will hear some good things from railways in the future as the plans unfurl. We hope the plan also encourages passengers to travel between Mumbai and Delhi by train rather than face airline rigor and stress for commute,” he said.
Goyal was speaking at the annual convention of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce in Mumbai, where he was sharing his views on the ways in which India could meet its energy needs. “One goes all the way up to the airport in central Delhi, waits in check-in queues for at least an hour, flies in circles for another hour in the planes and then gets in to an (Mumbai) airport where it takes at least two hours driving to reach your home. In comparison, we hope to bring you from New Delhi station to Mumbai Central station in a shorter and more efficient time in the near future,” he said. Read More…
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