Indian Railways mulls several key routes for its ‘private train’ initiative! In a game-changing step, Indian Railways is planning to offer its train rakes to private operators on an experimental basis.
A senior railway official told Financial Express Online, “Apart from the widely reported Delhi-Lucknow route, the national transporter is also studying other routes for this path-breaking initiative”. Financial Express Online had earlier reported that a Tejas Express train is likely to be introduced on the Lucknow-Delhi-Lucknow route as part of this ambitious move. According to the official quoted above, IRCTC will be handed over the train rake and the e-ticketing and catering arm will, in turn, invite the private sector to provide onboard services.
“IRCTC has been tasked with preparing a proposal on how this initiative of roping in the private sector for onboard services can be executed. Read More
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