Indian railways to increase number of coaches on Express trains


New Delhi: The Indian railways have finally decided to increase the permissible limit of the coaches in express trains from 24 to 26 to fulfill the ever-rising passenger rush. The capacity expansion would be first carried out in about five trains on different routes where existing infrastructure can handle such long trains.

Although the Railway officials refused to comment on the matter there are indications that a couple of Rajdhanis plying on Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai routes could be picked up.

An announcement would be made after the clearance from the Commissioner of Railway Safety. “The move would increase the berths available for reservation by about 100-150,” Railway officials said.

An express train rake comprises 18 to 24 coaches depending on the demand of the passengers.