New All India Time Table ‘Trains at A Glance’ comes into effect from July 1, 2013

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The Ministry of Railways has released its new All India Railway Time Table known as “Trains at a Glance” which has come into effect from July 1, 2013. In addition to the “Trains at a Glance”, all the 17 Zonal Railways to release their Zonal Railway Time Tables which will come into effect from July 1, 2013. Passengers are advised to refer to the new timings w.e.f. July 1, 2013 before starting the journey. The new “Trains at a Glance” will also be shortly uploaded on Railways’ official website i.e.
The salient features of Trains at a Glance-2013 are as under:
1. Encouraged by the public response over the past few years all the user-friendly features of Trains at a Glance viz. how to read a table, route map, station index, trains between important stations, station code index, Train number index, Train name index has been retained.
2. Commercial information of passenger use and interest viz. advance reservation period, reservation through internet, Tatkal scheme, Refund rules and rail travel concessions have been suitably updated.
3. Information regarding Vigilance organization, Public grievance machinery, disaster management and catering services have been incorporated.
4. Railway Budget 2013-14 announcements: The Mail/Express services (introduction, extension and increase in frequency of the existing services) that have been announced in the Railway Budget/announced in the Parliament have been incorporated in the new “Trains at a Glance” are as under:
Introduction of new trains (No. of Services): Fully AC Express (6), Express Services (76), Extension: Express Services (42), Increase in frequency: Express Services (23).

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  1. These timetables are never published on time, even if published – not available on time!

    Besides, the announcement of the salient features is never done on time! For example, South Central Railway’s press release was not available on their website till 1st July. What does all this mean? Should we know the changes after they are effected or before-hand? Looks very awkward!

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