Ministry of Railways to hand over 150 Trains and 50 Railway Stations to Private Operators

The Central government has stepped up efforts to privatize railway stations and trains in India. Lucknow - New Delhi IRCTC Tejas Express, the country's first private semi-high speed train, has been flagged off by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, with this, the central government has started the process of privatizing 50 railway stations and 150 trains.
Amitabha Kant, the Chief Executive Officer of the Policy Commission (NITI Aayog) has written a letter to Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav. In this, he has written, "As you already know that the Railway Ministry has decided to introduce private train operators for the operation of Passenger trains and is considering taking 150 trains in the first phase.
Tejas Express, India's first corporate train, was flagged off at Lucknow Junction on 4 October, Friday by CM Yogi Adityanath. However, the excitement, and enthusiasm of the first journey in Tejas was at its peak in passengers.
Regarding the privatization of 50 railway stations, Kant said that he had talked in detail to the railway minister about this and felt the need to prioritize the matter. Kant said that for effective implementation of these projects, members, Engineering Railway Board and members, Traffic Railway Board would have to join a group.
Ministry of Railways to hand over 150 Trains and 50 Railway Stations to Private Operators Ministry of Railways to hand over 150 Trains and 50 Railway Stations to Private Operators Reviewed by SHERE KHOJRAHA on October 10, 2019 Rating: 5

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