Travel Tip
 Conf TL
 RF Club
 FM Alert
 FM Approval
Forum Super Search
Freq Contact:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Blog Category:
Train Type:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    


The mighty veteran Purulia Express serving for decades, daily commuters' lifeline and witness to a Rising Bengal! - Soumyadip Mahato

Full Site Search
  Full Site Search  
Sat Feb 23 04:48:46 IST
Post BlogPost Trn TipPost Stn TipAdvanced Search

Blog Entry# 3709206
Posted: Aug 13 2018 (19:33)

1 Responses
Last Response: Aug 13 2018 (23:02)
Rail News
IR Affairs
Aug 13 2018 (19:33)   Train Drivers Can Now Hit Top Permissible Speed To Reduce Delays

sreerup kol^~   152 news posts
Entry# 3709206   News Entry# 350821         Tags   Past Edits
New Delhi: The Railway Ministry has asked drivers to hit the top permissible speed only if trains are running late to make up for lost time, instead of trying to speed throughout the journey, a top source in the ministry said.
The new directive replaces an order issued in 2000 in which the ministry had said that trains are supposed to run at maximum permissible speed (MPS) even when they are on time, subject to speed restrictions, but they rarely do so.
The decision was taken after it was found that punctuality of trains
suffered because loco drivers were wary of driving at MPS due to the fear of being caught overspeeding, which is punishable, the source said.
In the new time table to be released on August 15, trains having an MPS of 110 kmph will be showed having a normal prescribed speed (booked speed) of105 kmph and those with 120 kmph MPS will have 115 kmph.
The MPS of mail and express trains is 110 kmph, but they maintain an average speed of 40 to 50 kmph. Elite class trains such as the Rajdhani and the Shatabdi, having an MPS of 130 kmph, run at an average speed of 80 to 90 kmph.
The source said with 30 percent trains running late this year, the railways has now decided to ask drivers to run at the booked speed, but speed up to the MPS when they are running late.
"While we want our trains to run at their maximum limit, drivers have the tendency to run them much slower so as to not get penalised for overspeeding, which is going over the MPS," a serving loco pilot said."Now, with the limit set at a lower speed, drivers can normally drive at 105 kmph and also have the cushion to push the speed upwards to the MPS just enough to gain lost time. The order also means we do not have the pressure of running at MPS all the time," the driver explained.
So, in the new timetable, perennially late running trains such as the Raigarh-Gondia Jan Shatabdi Express, the Durg - Ambikapur Express will have a new booked speed, lower than the MPS, but will gain punctuality.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

1 Public Posts - Mon Aug 13, 2018

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Tue Mar 5
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Sun Mar 10
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Mon Mar 25
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Sun Jun 23


Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 4239625
    Yesterday (10:22PM)

    @all: This is a repeat warning to all that: Anonymous posting may NOT be used to directly address regular members -> like scolding them, commenting about their blogging habits, arguing with them, or ANY other personal comment/remark against any other member, EVEN if it is not offensive. ANY personal remark (even if not...
  • Entry# 4214881
    Feb 01 (07:45PM)

    This is an advance notice of the last and CORE feature of the RailFan app - Trips/Spottings - which will be enabled next week. A week after that, RailFan will go into Open Beta, whereby all members will be able to download the app without providing their email. . The Trip/Spotting feature of...
  • Entry# 4213057
    Jan 31 (05:45AM)

    A few small enhancements will be made to the site in the coming days, regarding Member profiles. . 1. Hereafter, we shall require REAL permanent names of members. Members will have the option of reporting those whose name is fake or not real. An SW will be issued, whereupon the member will have...
  • Entry# 4205675
    Jan 23 2019 (08:11PM)

    This is an advance notice of a small enhancement to the Forum. Within a couple of days, we shall introduce "anonymous posting" for Blogs and Trips. With "anonymous posting", members will still be required to login to your account and abide by all Forum guidelines, but your name will be hidden...
  • Entry# 4200970
    Jan 18 2019 (10:12PM)

    @all: This is to formally announce the END of the RailCal app. Due to the information blockade, the app has lost its value, and has been rendered completely useless. We are unable to support RailCal anymore. Sorry to disappoint our users. . RailCal has already been taken off the Google PlayStore. So once...
  • Entry# 4188821
    Jan 06 2019 (02:19AM)

    @all: At this time, the PNR Forum is functioning again, albeit at a greatly reduced volume and efficiency. Refreshing PNRs is a very cumbersome affair. We may expect this to end as well, eventually, as the Govt. tightens these controls further. At IRI, we CANNOT waste any more time on this fruitless...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom
Go to Mobile site
Important Note: This website NEVER solicits for Money or Donations. Please beware of anyone requesting/demanding money on behalf of IRI. Thanks.
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.
India Rail Info Privacy Policy