Railways kickstarts 56-point revival plan

By Rajendra B Aklekar, Mumbai Mirror

Improving punctuality, increasing speed of existing trains, renewing and strengthening of assets by increased maintenance – all this in a time-bound manner – are the key aspects of a 56-point agenda drawn up by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu at during meetings with the top brass of Central and Western Railway over Friday and Saturday to bring Mumbai’s rail network back on track.

Other key aspects include an eight-day revival plan chalked out by Central Railway to nornalise services by November 30, allotting of funds to Konkan Railway for maintenance, and completion of fifth line on suburban section of Western Railway, that will segregate suburban and outstation trains.

Minister Prabhu, who flew to Mumbai on Friday evening to specifically discuss the city’s rail problems, held meetings with the general managers of Western and Central Railway, managers and managing directors of Konkan Railway, and officials of the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation.

“The main focus, however, remained on disruptions, delays and derailments on CR,” an official said. “CR have worked out an eight-day revival plan to improve the situation, and have assured that things will normalise by November 30.” More info

Ilustration photo  Vishal Khare  12314 New Delhi Sealdah Rajdhani Express

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