Which Indian railway route is private?

India flagged off its first private train, the Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express, in October this year. Railways is currently studying the IRCTC model to see the feasibility of more private trains.

How many private railways are there in India?

How many trains will the private players operate and when? The government has identified 109 busy routes across India to run 151 private trains for 35 years. These are routes with huge waiting lists and offer a potential to earn. The 151 trains represent only around 5 per cent of total trains run in India.

How many routes does a private train have?

As per proposal, private players can bid for operation on trains on 109 pairs of routes across the country, through the introduction of 151 modern trains. Out of 106 pairs of routes, the railways identfied 14 routes connecting major cities in Karnataka to other places where demand for passenger trains are high.

Is railway Privatisation good or bad?

Operating both private and railway trains on the same routes may lead to malpractice and corruption, pointed out by many rail passengers. … However, former DRUCC member V Giri opined that private trains are a bad idea as private players are to be allowed only in five per cent of routes.

Is Privatisation good for India?

Privatization in India is a long-term process, lagging for so many years. It is an important step towards growth and good governance. With the pandemic, more responsibility rests with the government for taking the privatization drive in the right direction and fetching good results also.

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Is railway private in India?

The Railways will never be privatised but private investments are required for efficient functioning, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday during a debate on the Demands for Grants for Railways for 2021-22.

Which country has private railway system?

Many countries have privatised parts or all of their railway operations: The UK, Japan, Canada, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, and so on. Egypt has started the process, while Argentina has moved much further down the road (or rail track).

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