In a good news for train passengers, Northern Railways is reportedly planning to start operating 90% of their trains from April 10 onwards. According to reports, Northern Railways has already initiated work on it.
It is learnt that the Northern Railways has been directed by Railways board to issue orders to other zones to follow this.
The zones which come under Northern Railways are Delhi, Ferozepur, Ambala, Lucknow and Moradabad. Around 750 trains operate daily in these areas. Notably, 70% of the trains are operating currently in these zones.
In a separate development, the Indian Railways has issued guidelines to all zonal railways to prevent crime against women in trains and railway premises.
According to a Railway Ministry spokesperson, about 23 million passengers travel through the Indian Railways daily, including 20 per cent women.
The railways recently announced 18 pairs of new Holi special trains to take care of the huge rush during festive season. ANI reported that these trains will run on a daily, bi-weekly, tri-weekly and weekly basis.
(With inputs from DNA India)
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