Railways is planning to roll out a ‘zero-based’ timetable for all trains. This means that the schedule and frequency of the earlier time-table of passenger trains will be revised giving the railways flexibility to reduce the number of halts of mail/express trains and some other trains as well.
The reduced number of halts in the new zero-based time table is expected to reduce the travel time as trains can run nonstop for longer distances.
151 trains that are to be operated by private players will also be a part of the zero-based timetable.
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As per the reports, sources have said that in a few cases the halts of express/mail trains would be done away after accessing the number of passengers, who board or deboard from a specific stoppage.
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As of now, Indian Railways has cancelled all the passenger train services till August 12. The trains include regular time-tabled mail or express trains and suburban rail services across the country.