After a break of two years, wheels are turning again in Rajasthan’s Rashidpura Khori, one of the most unique railway stations in India.
The station in Sikar district is as nondescript as hundreds that dot the nearly 120,000 km rail track network across the country, but it is run and maintained solely by villagers and not railway staff.
India has a number of low-traffic stations where railways has outsourced ticket sales to individuals and does not depute staff, but officials of North Western Railway zone believe their Rashidpura Khori stands apart for its of the people, by the people initiative.
“I am not aware of any other station that is being run by such participation of people,” says Tarun Jain, chief public relations officer of North Western Railway. Read More…