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Privatisation of Railways

18th February – Railways privatisation model

Context– The Kashi Mahakal Express is the country’s third ‘corporate’ train after the two Tejas Express trains between Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai-Ahmedabad started over the past few months. What is this model? In this model, the corporation takes all the decisions of running the service– fare, food, onboard facilities, housekeeping, complaints etc. Indian Railways is free …

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18th October – Railways Privatisation

Indian Railways has launched itself on the road to privatisation by flagging off the Tejas Express running between Lucknow and Delhi and announcing plans to privatise the running of as many as 150 passenger trains. Details – The Tejas Express will be run by IRCTC, a subsidiary of the Railways. So there is not much …

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