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Trains to have captains: Minister

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New Delhi: Trains will soon have captains to ensure that rail passengers have an enjoyable journey, the government said on Thursday.

“In order to introduce the concept of a single person or leader responsible for coordinating the entire team and facilitating all services during the complete journey of the train, instructions have been issued to introduce the concept of Train Captain,” Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

He said that in trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto Express, or other trains, where a Train Superintendent (TS) is on end-to-end basis, shall be nominated as Train Captain and made responsible for all the facilities on train.

“In all other trains, where TS is not present, Zonal Railways are to nominate the senior-most ticket checking staff as Train Captain,” Gohain added. (IANS)