Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express set to be first train to be run by pvt operators
NEW DELHI: The Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express is set to be the first train to be operated by private players, sources said on Monday, indicating that the Railways is going ahead with its 100-day agenda of handing over operations of two of its trains to the private sector, despite protests from its unions.
The Railway Board is deliberating on a second such route, which too would be within the 500-km distance range.
Global Indian • 1 day ago
Good move, privatization will improve the infrastructure for everyone.
Kumar gadamchetty • 1 day ago
Good move. Merit will be the method of selection. There r lot of undeserving staff working, based on govt rules.
CHOWKIDAR SWAMI • Hong Kong • 1 day ago
A GREAT MOVE! The actual operation of some trains by private operators is a welcome move, and once started, it will go a long way in revitalizing the age-old Indian rail network!
Mallikarjun • 1 day ago
Do whatever you want to do but don't put tax payer money in drain.
like banks run both govt and private parellally. Let govt depth run like private on their own as a profit center.
Don't pay a single penny from tax payer pocket
Aditya Sharma • Singapore, Singapore • 1 day ago
Good move, cant expect better result by doing things in the same way.
Deepak Singh • 1 day ago
Very very good move. I hope this goes successful.
First Name Last Name • 1 day ago
Privatisation will kill Indian railways, just like it killed Education, Healthcare, agriculture and banking. We already saw that when railway food was given up to private players. All available food is unhealthy, stale, unhygienic, poorly made and inedible, yet extremely costly. The private vendors charge 120-130 for one STALE Veg-Biryani in pantry without any quality control.
Dr anup k wahal• 1 day ago
Most probably the trains used most by middle and lower classwill still be run by the government employees!
Sambhu Bhunia• 1 day ago
Rail fare is not low. Kolkata to Delhi Rajdhani exp fare RS 4800. Time 18 hours. Late 2 hours. But Flight fare RS 2500. Time taken 1 hour 45 minutes. As a speed with Flight , Rajdhani exp fare should be RS 220 as. Flight is 12 times faster than Rajdhani Exp. Besides 99 % Common people support privatization of Indian Rail as Indian Rail officers are corrupt ghushkhor.
Javed Badshah • uae • 1 day ago
This would be the turning point for railways. Hand over all trains to private players, sit back and take the profits.
Rohit Mohan • 1 day ago
BJP was against FDI or privatisation of railways during Congress tendure.
Janardhan • 1 day ago
Hand over all loss making PSUs to expert private players to revive them
Ashim Ghosh• 1 day ago
Govnment rules, regulations and policies are the main cause of most loss making PSUs .
Amrit Bindra • Cleveland • 1 day ago
In PSUs employees, especially unionised employees have sweet deals i.e. little work, good salary with excellent benefits and life time job security. Why won’t they protest?
Devendra Sood • USA • 1 day ago