Railway Minister Vaishnaw Tackles Train Overcrowding and Punctuality Issues

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw reviewed train services, safety, and punctuality amid reports of overcrowding. During a video-conference meeting with Railway Board members, he stressed the importance of safety and suggested measures to improve services, including identifying busy routes, addressing train detentions, and ensuring equipment maintenance.

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 14-06-2024 20:23 IST | Created: 14-06-2024 20:23 IST
Railway Minister Vaishnaw Tackles Train Overcrowding and Punctuality Issues
Ashwini Vaishnaw
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Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has taken steps to address pressing issues related to train overcrowding, safety, and punctuality. The minister reviewed the current state of railway services during a high-level video-conference with members and officials of the Railway Board, zones, and divisions.

Emphasizing that safety and infrastructure remain paramount, Vaishnaw underscored that notable improvements in passenger amenities, especially during the summer rush, are vital. Discussions included identifying busy routes to introduce special trains and enhancing the punctuality of current services. The minister insisted that all passenger equipment, such as air conditioners and water coolers, must be regularly serviced.

On punctuality, the minister directed officials to investigate and address the root causes of train detentions and emphasized that unwarranted delays would not be tolerated. The menace of overcrowding during peak travel times was also recognized, with immediate measures urged to alleviate the issue.

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