Railways to rope in private players for key train routes! Soon you may get to travel between Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai-Shirdi on Indian Railways trains that are being run by private sector players.
In a big policy shift, Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is looking to offer two trains to IRCTC for operation on haulage concepts with ticketing and on board services, learns Financial Express Online. The landmark move has been proposed as part of Indian Railways 100-day roadmap that has been drawn up by the Railway Board. According to an IE report, Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai-Shirdi routes have emerged as the frontrunners for this experiment by Indian Railways.
According to the report, while Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai-Shirdi routes are top on the list of internal considerations by the Railway Board, Ahmedabad-Mumbai, Bengaluru-Chennai, and Trivandrum-Kannur in Kerala are also being considered. Read More
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