In what could be Railways going ahead with its 100-day agenda of handing over operations of two of its trains to the private sector, the Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express would be the first train to be operated by private players, a PTI report said. The Railway Board is mulling on a second such route, which too would be within the 500-km distance range.
The train, which is currently parked at Anand Nagar Railway station will be handed over to private players after an open-bidding process for operating it. The custody of the trains will be transferred to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which will pay for it, including their lease charges, to the financing arm, IRFC.
“These two trains will be given on an experimental basis and will start running within 100 days. We have been trying to identify routes that have high congestion and connect important tourist spots. Read More
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