Western Railway plans dedicated slots for goods trains

The Western Railway (WR) has planned a dedicated time frame for goods trains to operate, so as to improve throughput and revenue.

According to officials, there will be blocks on different railway sections when only goods trains are allowed to operate. The WR on Monday prepared a proposal for the movement of freight trains between Ahmedabad and Palanpur railway sections in Gujarat. On this section, only goods trains will be operated between 1.35 pm to 05.35 pm on Sundays, said an official. As a result of this ‘dedicated convoy movement’, eight outstation trains would be cancelled during the time frame, he added.