Railways mulls inviting private firms to run trains on some routes
NEW DELHI: The go nment is seriously exploring a plan to induct private operators to run passenger trains on low congestion and tourist routes and will invite bids in the next 100 days, a Railway Board document shows.
Hell • 8 hours ago
People are always ready for good service, quality, comfort, efficient and reduction in travel times. Increased competition will compel railways to modernize track infra, build track fencing, upgrade the systems and run modern high speed trains to make train travel highly economic sense.
Neville Jerome• 5 hours ago
Private players don''t have to hire illiterate quota products. So they''ll be effective.
Shiva Holla• 4 hours ago
There is something called reference in private... Hope u are aware
Fierce Prince• 6 hours ago
Sir this is where you have encourage private operators to kill the monopoly in market. when you have threat of competition service tend to improve.
Hell • Hell • 8 hours ago
Railways still in 1960s doing 50-60 kmph while world is going high speed trains ith 350kmph. There is such huge demand but the capacity, supply of trains just not available. Indian Railways should upgrade, modernize
thottufj thottufj• 2 hours ago
NIce idea, please help in land acquisition for new lines and see how fast that will go.
Jp • 5 hours ago
better sell india to east india company. govt. can not run practically anything in this coountry. they just want to sit and eat and let private companies exploit and drink the blood of the ordinary people. shame on the govt.
Mumbaikar• Mumbai • 3 hours ago
East India Company was also privately owned. I don''t know what you are smoking man. You really need to learn a bit of history.
Indian Snake• 11 mins ago
Most MPs MLAs are rich or become rich. They don''t need govt money to serve the nation, which, by the way, most of them don''t. Not poor but everyone enjoys subsidized products and services in India.
Chander Srinivasan• 8 hours ago
Privatisation has financial benefits provided SAFETY of PASSENGERS&legal coverage are ensured.
Nationcomesfirst• Mother INDIA • 7 hours ago
Sl • Secunderabad • 5 hours ago
Railway in india largely cater for poor n underprivileged class of people. Can they afford a price that needs to be charged by private players to make this viable? Giving away tourism trains is like giving away desserts off ur meal
Sl • Secunderabad • 5 hours ago
Railway going private is a mixed issue...cost of travel, safety issues n compensation in case of accident as blame shifting will come once a tragedy occurs. Private players will blame track conditions or bad signals obviously controlled by IR n escape payment of compensation n then there is always London to fly out
Indian • Mumbai • 2 hours ago
why can't our MLAs/ MLCs and MPs forgo their subsidy before asking common people to do it?? They earn in lacs without any taxes etc.
Ravi Raj Palani• Chennai • 8 hours ago
Who has the know how and the experience to operate trains in our country except for the railways itself?
This will bring in another load of co ption, various other issues.
Raj Kumar• 6 hours ago
Japan railways is completely privatized, people have to change
sam mm• 5 hours ago
Hahaha ,learn something from Japanese people also before commenting on their railways and our railways
ONE LINER Challenge • 9 hours ago
A COMMON MAN''s TRANSPORT IS ALWAYS CALLED "PUBLIC" TRANSPORT- NEVER "PRIVATE" TRANSPORT
Kashyapj• 3 hours ago
why doesn't the go nment ask all the MPs and MLAs to give up subsidiaries first.
manikandan• 6 hours ago
This is public transport system and for a country like ours where there is huge difference between poor and rich, railways is a service ,not a profit making enterprises. What big incs will do. they will just increase the fare,they won't care about the poor.
Rakesh Singhal • 6 hours ago
Entry of Pvt players have brought down cost improve quality every where
it's a eternal or universal rule
just look at telecom and aviation
think we had only bsnl and Air india
jitendra kumar• 5 hours ago
Aviation industry is profit making field. Railway is a basic requirement and purpose should not be profit making as many needy can not afford.
Jack Saunders• Mum Bhai • 3 hours ago
should we privatise govt i am sure it will build better country
Arijit• 9 hours ago
Give all the Trains to Ambani's.
Yashodhan Patwardhan• Mumbai • 6 hours ago
Give entire country to ambani and adani..
Indira Ramakrishnan • Chennai • 6 hours ago
please dont privatise railways...the poor man will never be able to afford the high cost of the tickets due to greed of the private operators. Please dont privatise.
Kvs Sarma• 3 hours ago
they will siphon off all funds and declare bankrupt.