New Delhi: The Indian Railways has announced its new timetable on Monday with the immediate effect from the same day that includes an increase in the frequency of trains, cancellation of some trains, acceleration of some trains, the introduction of new trains as well as an extension of trains, among others. The changes were announced on its website, and on Twitter.”The Ministry of Railways has released its new All India Railway Time Table is known as ‘TRAINS AT A GLANCE (TAG)’ effective from today i.e. 1st July 2019. In addition to that, all the 17 Zonal Railways also released their respective Zonal Railway Time Tables (5 Zonal time tables in all, each Zonal Time Table comprising 3-4 Zonal Railways) which comes into effect from today i.e. 1st July 2019,” a ministry official release mentioned. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The new timetable is available on Indian Railways’ official website www.indianrailways.gov.in. Besides, as part of ‘Mission Raftaar’, the railways speeded up 261 trains by up to 110 minutes over different zones, providing a faster transit to passengers. ‘Mission Raftaar’ was announced in the Railway Budget 2016-17- envisages a target of doubling the average speed of freight trains and increasing the average speed of all non-suburban passenger trains by 25 kmph in the next five years. Forty-nine new trains, which have already been introduced, have been added in the new time table. Vande Bharat Express train, 34 Humsafar Express trains, 11 Antyodaya Express trains, two Tejas Express trains and one Uday Express train are these trains. “In addition, more than 34200 Special train trips were run during 2018-19 to clear extra rush and meet passenger demand. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedAbout 500 coaches were permanently augmented in about 300 trains to increase the carrying capacity,” the ministry release mentioned. Even, after a series of review meetings the necessary changes have been incorporated on the time table to improve punctuality, the ministry informed. “About 1000 rakes out of 2700 have been standardized/integrated,” it further added. The railways also said that it has replaced 141 short distance passenger trains, especially having reversal en route, by Mainline Electric Multiple Units (MEMUs) and Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMUs) in 2018-2019, thereby increasing the overall mobility of the system. The movement of 27 pairs of trains has been rationalized through adjacent/satellite terminals to obviate the need for the reversal of locomotives. To improve the travel experience, a total of 411 pairs of important long-distance trains are now running with LHB coaches, thus improving the passenger experience.