Indian Railways mulls several key routes for ‘private’ trains! Exclusive details of big plan


Indian Railways mulls several key routes for ‘private’ trains! Exclusive details of big plan

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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