Spotting
 Timeline
 Travel Tip
 Trip
 Race
 Social
 Greeting
 Poll
 Img
 PNR
 Pic
 Blog
 News
 Conf TL
 RF Club
 Convention
 Monitor
 Topic
 Followed
 Rating
 Correct
 Wrong
 Stamp
 HJ
 Vote
 Pred
 @
 FM Alert
 FM Approval
 Pvt
Forum Super Search
 ↓ 
×
HashTag:
Freq Contact:
Member:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Blog Category:
Train Type:
Train:
Station:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Search
  Go  

आम लोग: "रेल फैनिंग आती नहीं". RailFans: "रेल फैनिंग जाती नहीं" - Md Asif

Full Site Search
  Full Site Search  
 
Sat Jun 6 04:29:24 IST
Home
Trains
ΣChains
Atlas
PNR
Forum
Topics
Gallery
News
FAQ
Trips/Spottings
Login
Feedback
Advanced Search

Blog Entry# 2627329
Posted: Nov 04 2017 (20:12)

3 Responses
Last Response: Nov 05 2017 (19:06)
Rail News
5965 views
IR Affairs
Nov 04 2017 (19:11)   Indian Railways: Railway ministry plans to speed up 600 trains, but 250 have slowed down | India News - Times of India

~   533 news posts
Entry# 2627329   News Entry# 321846         Tags   Past Edits
CHENNAI: While officials in the Railway ministry have gone to town about the speeding up of 600 trains from November 1, they have been tightlipped over the slowing down of more than 250 trains whose running time has increased from five minutes to 110 minutes.Trains from all zones have been slowed down, effective from November 1, but no intimation has been given to passengers. Data mining by TOI shows that for instance, the Rameswaram-Faizabad Express will now take 50 minutes more to cover its 2,900 km distance.
The Chennai-Thanjavur Uzhavan Express has slowed down by 25 minutes, while the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT)-Gorakhpur is down by 1 hour and 15 minutes. The journey time of the Kolkata-Patna Express ( 13131 ) has
...
more...
increased by 1 hour and 20 minutes from November 1.
After the `slow down', the average speed of trains like the Guwahati-Naharlagun Shatabdi Express and Secunderabad-Yeshwantpur Garib Rath has come down below 55 kmph, which is the benchmark for superfast trains. Indian Railways collects a `superfast surcharge' on the tickets for these trains and it remains to be seen if this will be withdrawn.
Within the Southern Railway limits, sources said the running time of 20 trains has been increased 13 of them by five minutes and the rest by 1025 minutes.
Railway officials say that the speeding up of many trains has happened at the cost of slowing down other trains, which is basically an optimising exercise. "In some areas, we have given extra mainte nance blocks because of which the trains have been slowed down. In North Frontier Railway , trains have been delayed due to the elephant corridor.There are some works going on in the Koraput-Jagdalpur section and a speed restriction has been imposed," the official said.
In some cases, trains have been slowed down so that passengers can have a `convenient' arrival time.
Giriraj Bissa, founder of erail.in which provides railway related data, questioned the transparency of Indian Railways. "Most trains have been speeded up by decreasing the slack time by only 5-10 minutes. But this has been publicised. However, the slowing down has not been circulated on social media or through press statements," he said.
A Southern Railway official said the slowing down of these trains was unavoidable in order to maintain the superfast character of some trains.

5469 views
Nov 04 2017 (20:12)
Guest: 71339515   show all posts
Re# 2627329-1            Tags   Past Edits
good. at least someone reported this.
#missionraftar seems to have gone for a toss.

2 Public Posts - Sun Nov 05, 2017

COVID-19

ONLY COVID-19 Specials are running.

Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 4644776
    Yesterday (11:44AM)


    Some further changes will be introduced tomorrow inside the new Topics section. . 1. All Topics will have Channels. . 2. The name/type of Channel will depend on the Topic. For example, the *air-travel topic will have Channels for the various flight numbers like AI402, UK301, etc. Similarly for Bus Travel, Govt. Jobs, etc. . 3....
  • Entry# 4643324
    Jun 03 (08:48AM)


    The long-pending issue of "running out of Imaginary Train numbers" has now been resolved. Hereafter, Imaginary Train number format will be: IMG(5-digit Train Number)-(Member ID). ALL past Imaginary Trains have been changed accordingly. . This means that the 5-digit number will be unique PER member. Multiple members may reuse the SAME Train Number for...
  • Entry# 4638392
    May 27 (03:07AM)


    This is a notice of some changes that will soon be introduced. . We shall be expanding the site for discussion of topics beyond railways to other areas. These will be Topic Forums. The topics may pertain to News or anything else that will be beneficial to our community - like Govt. Jobs,...
  • Entry# 4605855
    Apr 02 2020 (09:26PM)


    As there is not much railway news these days, members are now allowed to post Other news on ANY Subject, for discussion purposes, NOT just railway news. . This will allow relevant/important discussions to continue in the Forum, during the lockdown period. . Thanks.
  • Entry# 4246530
    Mar 02 2019 (12:59AM)


    @all: Regarding the new SCoR zone, our VSKP and other SCoR members are excited and interested to change the train/station zones. We may let them go ahead with it. This piece of info is NOT critical for trains and TTs which would affect regular passengers - so it's FINE. . We may let them...
  • Entry# 4239625
    Feb 22 2019 (10:22PM)


    @all: This is a repeat warning to all that: Anonymous posting may NOT be used to directly address regular members -> like scolding them, commenting about their blogging habits, arguing with them, or ANY other personal comment/remark against any other member, EVEN if it is not offensive. ANY personal remark (even if not...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom
Go to Mobile site
Important Note: This website NEVER solicits for Money or Donations. Please beware of anyone requesting/demanding money on behalf of IRI. Thanks.
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.
India Rail Info Privacy Policy