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Indian Railways releases
new look time table
New Delhi, Nov. 03, 2009
The Ministry of Railways has released its new All India
Railway Time Table known as “TRAINS AT A GLANCE (TAG)” which
has come into effect from November 1, 2009. In addition to
this All India Time table, all the 16 zonal Railways have also
released their zonal railway time tables which too have
come into effect from November 1, 2009.
The salient features of the All India Railway Time Table i.e.
TAG are as under :
- It contains user-friendly features viz. how to read a
table, route map, station index, trains between important
stations, station code index, Train number index, train name
- Special colour coding schemes for different class of
trains has been used (a) Pink for Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi
Express, Jan Sahtabdi Express, Garib Rath Express and
Duronto Express (b) Yellow for other superfast trains (c)
blue/white for other mail/Express trains.
- Commercial information of passenger use and interest
viz. advance reservation period, reservation through
internet, refund rules, rail travel concessions and fare
chart have been incorporated.
- Information regarding Vigilance organizational public
grievance machinery and catering services have been
- Time Table of a number of trains announced by the
Railway Minister, Kumar Mamata Banerjee, while presenting
the Railway Budget 2009-2010 in the Parliament, have been
included. It has been clearly indicated whether a particular
new train has already been started or yet to be started.
- The Railway time table has also given the time table of
14 ‘Duronto’ Express trains which are non-stop trains
conceptualized for the first time in the history of Indian
Railways. While four Duronto services have already started,
the remaining Duronto services will be introduced
subsequently later in the financial year.