This refers to your column “Indian Railways: The unfolding transformation” (April 12). It is heartening to note that the Railways is rising to the challenges of a globally competitive environment.
It is not that the Railways did not have the resources but was taking its economic survival for granted. A modern style of functioning is required all the more not just for the nation’s economic connectivity but also for its own independent growth.
Budgeting therefore should be more progressive and meaningful with frequent follow up to ensure planned expansion. The formation of the National Rail and Transportation Institute to improve technology and management is a positive step in this direction.Read More
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