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Indian Railways Sails Through The Most Challenging Times

One year of lockdown because of COVID-19 has demonstrated the resolve of Indian Railways to fight back and emerge stronger

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Pradeep Chamaria
Pradeep Chamaria
I am a photojournalist. Love to travel to unknown and unexplored vistas. Since 1992, I make places desirable for other travelers through experiential Travel Writing.

INDIA: Indian Railways is the transport lifeline of the nation. It is the fourth largest railway network in the world, with over 70,000 passenger coaches and more than 11,000 locomotives. The Indian rail network covers the length and breadth of the country with services covering suburbs to urban transit. The services are always configured to keep up with technological advances to make your journeys easier and memorable. Online tracking of trains, reservation/PNR statuses, Live Train Running Status, and information about Train Between Stations are available at the click of a button on your computers/phones.

Indian Railways, Photo Credits: Pradeep Chamaria

Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal recently reviewed the performance of various Zones & Divisions of Indian Railways with Chairman, Railway Board, General Managers, and Divisional Railway Managers.

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Shri Goyal stated that “In future, the success of Indian Railways would define the success of the Nation.” He added, “The year was the most challenging year for Railways. During the one year of lockdown because of COVID-19, Indian Railways have demonstrated the resolve to fight back and emerge stronger. The mindset of Railways has transformed. It’s no longer business as usual for Railways. The use of new technologies and innovation has created new standards and benchmarks. It was time to rewrite the destiny and future of Railways which is self-sustaining, punctual, passenger-friendly, safe, green and first choice of businesses.”

5900 km of electrification was done this year. It is the Highest ever electrification achieved by Indian Railways. Shri Goyal complimented the Railway officers & staff for making extra Ordinary efforts during the pandemic to increase loading. Railways did 1223 MT Highest Freight Loading sending a message of positivity to the Nation. He also stressed on safety measures to be adopted and directed Railway officials to take pro-active steps towards the same.

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It is to be noted that Indian Railways has continued to maintain the high momentum in Freight figures in terms of loading, earning, and speed in the month of March 2021. It is expected to surpass the total cumulative freight figures of last year by 2%.

Read Also: Indian Railways: A Key Driver Of India’s Economic Growth Amid COVID-19

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