9 intercity trains get Suburban status

Nine Central Railway trains connecting Mumbai with Nashik Road and Pune will now be punctual like locals and allowed a delay of only 5 minutes, instead of the current 15 minutes, to reach their destinations. For, the nine intercity trains have got the status of “suburban trains“ as far as punctuality is concerned.

“If arrivals of these trains are delayed by over five minutes, the authorities responsible for their timings will be pulled up. They will be issued memo and asked to explain the reasons for the delay ,“ a senior Central Railway official said. The Central Railway's move will benefit commuters, particularly the officer-goers who use the intercity trains daily.

Thousands of people use these trains -LTT Manmad Express, Panchavati Express, Rajya Rani Express, Sinhagad Express, Deccan Queen, Pragati Express, Intercity Express, Indrayani Express and Deccan Express -to reach Mumbai and return to Nashik and Pune.

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