In good news for railway passengers, the government on Wednesday announced the extension of 22 pairs of train services to boost connectivity between various places. The initiative will reduce additional 'lie-over' time of many trains across the Railways zones. Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said the first successful experiment of such extension was introduced on Gatiman Express, which was extended from Agra to Gwalior and then to Jhansi. After the extension of these 22 pairs of train services, a number of people will be able to avail the railway services, he said. The initiative will maximise the use of railway coaching stock, which will ultimately augment revenue for the Railways. "All these extensions have been planned by utilising the lie-over periods of the existing trains at their respective terminating stations," said a railway ministry statement.
आज देश में 22 रेलसेवाओं के विस्तार को मंजूरी देने तथा देश और रेलवे में नौकरियों के बढते अवसर के संबंध में संवाददाताओं के साथ बातचीत की, अकेले रेलवे में हमने 4 लाख नौकरियों के अवसरों को मंजूरी दी है#JobsHeeJobspic.twitter.com/nizBwzEDUw- Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) January 23, 2019
Here is the list of 22 trains whose services have been extended.
Edited by Manoj Sharma