Gearing up to provide confirmed seat on demand, railways is expanding its network to cater to the growing demand of passengers.
“We want to make network in such a way that people should get reservation on demand by 2020. It is not possible in a day,” Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said here today.
Currently, the waitlisted passengers’ list is long as there is a wide gap between the availability of berths and number of passengers. Besides railways is facing heavy congestion in main trunk routes as 12,000 trains are run on 66,000 km route daily across the country.
Speaking on the sidelines of a function, Sinha said there is a huge gap between passenger requirement and the existing infrastructure.
“Railway traffic has increased 20 times since Independence and infrastructure has increased by 2.25 times.
There is a big gap between passengers and infrastructure,” he said.
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