To increase its carrying capacity on routes which have high number of passengers, the Railways plan to run duplicate trains. These trains will follow main trains with a short time-gap. The ministry will also attach additional coaches in important trains. This is to be done without delay, said an official.
Disclosing it to media persons, new Member (Traffic) Railway Board, Devi Prasad Pandey said that we can implement it without delay. He said at the moment, production of wagons is at a satisfactory level and that there will not be any shortage of it. Pandey said that the railways has the required capacity.
He argued that the ministry is in search of avenues to enhance track capacity. Pandey dismissed apprehension that the condition of the track is not good enough to allow it. “We are maintaining our tracks in a more efficient manner. The new technology has been introduced and it is doing well,” he said. This would be an improvement to what has been termed as special trains. Railways run special trains to ease out rush during festive seasons. On the contrary, duplicate trains will run regularly.
Pandey said that the ministry is doing path analysis to know the requirement of different routes.