Planning to travel on a Sunday? Get free meal in case of train delay

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said if trains get delayed on a Sunday by 5-6 hours due to planned maintenance work on tracks, then Indian Railways will provide free meals to passengers on board.

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Goyal also said maintenance of tracks will be taken up for about 2 hours on weekdays and for about 6 hours on Sundays when the volume of traffic is much lower.

And wherever possible, the safety-related works will be done during planned stoppage of trains.

A new line will be laid in Uttar Pradesh between Allahabad and Mughalsarai to deal with congestion.

“The Railway Board has approved the new line between Allahabad and Mughalsarai at a cost of Rs 2,000 crore. This will be completed in 3 to 4 years,” he added.

Railways will come up with a new timetable on August 15 that will inform all passengers about the likely delay in schedule of trains due to the planned maintenance work on tracks.