There is a proposal to outsource commercial and onboard services of a few trains, but no large-scale privatisation plans are underway, the Railway Ministry informed Parliament on November 22.
In reply to a query in the Rajya Sabha, the ministry said that while private players will be allowed to run trains, the responsibility of its safety lay with the railways.
Railway subsidiary IRCTC, its tourism and catering arm, has already started running railways’ first “private” train, Tejas Express from Lucknow to Delhi. “There is no plan for large scale privatisation of railway routes. Read More
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