Numbers of Higher Class Train Travelers Increased
The numbers of train passengers travelling in higher classes of reserved accommodation have increased by 8.95 per cent in April-June 2012 period, when compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. This increase in passenger traffic is due to a combination of factors like general increase in demand, growth in peak season rush, etc. and hence cannot be attributed solely to hike in airfare or otherwise.
Indian Railways continuously strive to facilitate more passenger services by introducing new trains, enhancing the composition of higher class coaches in more popular trains, running special trains and attaching extra coaches in the existing trains to cater to additional demand.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri K. H. Muniyappa in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.