The plan to privatize parts of the railways10 min read 04 Mar 2020, 09:54 PM IST
By 2022, the government wants to launch 150 privately-run passenger trains. How will it all work?
It remains unclear how the railways can expect a shift from air and road to rail when private trains may raise existing fares. Another issue is how private trains will run without a regulator
Some trains are still chugging along slowly, railways minister Piyush Goyal quipped recently, referring to the 1968 hit Bollywood song Rail Gaadi Rail Gaadi in order to show how the popular image of the Indian train has not changed all that much since the 1960s.
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