Indian Railways takes first step towards ‘private’ trains! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has given IRCTC the go ahead to run its trains on the Delhi-Lucknow and Ahmedabad-Mumbai routes.
The Tejas Express trains on these two routes will be run entirely by IRCTC with a separate fare structure, a senior railway official told Financial Express Online. The move is part of Indian Railways’ 100-day plan and a definite step towards eventual introduction of ‘private’ trains on the network. According to the official quoted above, “IRCTC has been given the freedom to decide the fare structure of the new Tejas Express trains between Delhi-Lucknow and Ahmedabad-Mumbai.” The e-ticketing and catering arm of Indian Railways can also choose not to make applicable the concessions that passengers can avail on railway tickets.
How will Delhi-Lucknow and Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express be different from other Indian Railways trains?
Under the new plan by Indian Railways, IRCTC will be handed over the custody of the two Tejas Express rakes between Delhi-Lucknow and Ahmedabad-Mumbai. The on-board ticketing and catering staff on the new trains will not be of Indian Railways. Read More
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