Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is focusing on safety of the existing and aging railway infrastructure and trains across its network are getting delayed because of the same. Incidentally, Indian Railways recently clocked its worst punctuality record – 70% – in several decades. According to the latest information from Northern Railways, the arrival timings of as many as 93 trains will be revised with effect from 12 July 2018. Northern Railways has said that it is revising the time table of these trains on a temporary basis.
Passengers should note that the departure timings of these trains have not been changed. It is only the arrival timing on the final destination station which has been delayed. The delay in timings ranges from 15 minutes to 1 hour. According to Northern Railways the step is to carry out urgent and important safety augmentation and repair works. With this move, the timings of several Mail/Express trains have also been revised. While Indian Railways has said that the measure is temporary, no timeline has been given on when the timings will be revised to the earlier schedule.