Is The Indian Railways The Government’s New Start-Up Experiment?

Is The Indian Railways The Government’s New Start-Up Experiment?

For four months now – until two days after the Cabinet reshuffling under the NDA-led government – the Indian Railways had been in the headlines for nearly all the wrong reasons. Under the new minister for the railways, Piyush Goyal, it seems India is hoping for an infrastructural and administrative transformation.

And the railways are quite clearly back on the track – of self-advertising its potential short term goals, derationalising the need for effective communication about the recent failures of the railway system, leading to at least six derailments in the last four months, in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, and Delhi. The Opposition, led by the Congress, has perhaps tacitly decided not to speak on the railways, except in the case of a new derailment. Read More…

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