Focus on fares, facilities as railways moves to invite firms to run trains


Focus on fares, facilities as railways moves to invite firms to run trains

Indian Railways is planning to rope in private players to run trains that would provide world-class facilities. How effective that would be is anybody’s guess but the start is definitely commendable.

Over the next few years, as many as 150 trains will be run by private operators offering world-class technology and services, the national transporter has planned. These private operators will be identified through a bid process and will run trains connecting key routes and cities. The trains will ply on routes allocated by Indian Railways on payment of a certain fees. As of now, 50 routes have been provisionally identified.

Indian Railways runs one of the largest logistics and transportation networks in the world. Its sheer scale of operations makes it a challenge to cater to demands of both freight and passengers Read More

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