New Delhi: For the last few years, a new chapter of development has been writing in Indian Railways. Many kilometers of new railway tracks were laid. Many new trains have started. World famous trains like Vande Bharat Express have also run on the tracks in these few years. Now Railways is planning to run thousands more trains in the next five years. According to the plan, Railways is planning to run more than three thousand trains in the next five years.
Railways is working on a plan to start three thousand new trains
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said on Thursday that he is working on a plan to start three thousand new trains in the next four-five years to increase the current passenger capacity of Railways from 800 crore to one thousand crore. Vaishnav also said that reducing travel time is another important goal of his ministry. Vaishnav said, “At present about 800 crore passengers are traveling by railways annually. We will have to increase this capacity to Rs 1000 crore in four to five years because the population is increasing.
‘Will help in providing convenience to this increased number of passengers’
He said, “For this we need three thousand additional trains, which will help in facilitating this increased number of passengers.” According to railway sources, at present 69 thousand new coaches are available and every year the Railways is making about five thousand new coaches. Sources said that with all these efforts, Railways can bring 200 to 250 new trains every year, which is apart from the 400 to 450 Vande Bharat trains. These trains are going to join the Railways in the coming years. Vaishnav said reducing travel time is another target for the Railways, for which the ministry is working on improving the speed of trains and expanding the rail network.
‘About five thousand kilometers of tracks are being laid every year’
Vaishnav said that to further increase the capacity of the Railways, about five thousand kilometers of tracks are being laid every year. Vaishnav said, “More than one thousand flyovers and underpasses have also been approved and work has started at many places. Last year, we constructed 1,002 flyovers and underpasses and this year we aim to increase this number to 1,200.”
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