Govt mulls minimum 200 Km between two halts for Mail, Express trains

Bareilly (BE): The government today said in order to ensure smooth and safe travel by the rail passengers, it was planning that mail and express trains travels a minimum of 200 kms between two stations.

Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha, who was here to highlight the achievements of BJP-led NDA government and lay foundation stone for shade of DEMU trains, also said that the ministry was sensitive towards safe and smooth travel of passengers.

He said passengers reach their destination safely was a priority and maximum facilities were being provided by increasing the frequency of rail traffic.

Sinha said passengers reach their destination safely was government’s priority and maximum facilities were being provided by increasing the frequency of trains.

He said high-level changes were being made in the internal system to check rail accidents and the Centre has spent Rs 1 lakh crore on railways in the last one year.

The government has set a target of Rs 8.5 lakh crore investment during its tenure of five years.

The minister, who was here to highlight one year achievements of BJP-led NDA government and lay foundation stone of shade of DEMU trains, said the ministry was sensitive towards safe and smooth travel of passengers.

He said that Rs 37.4 crore would be spent on building the DEMU shade.

He said that 10 DEMU trains would operate in place of 32 passenger trains operated by Izzatnagar division and it would be a gift to the people.

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