Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
»
1-min read

No Plan to Privatise Railways or Premium Trains Like Rajdhani and Shatabdi, Says Piyush Goyal

The railway ministry in its 100-day plan has proposed that it will offer two trains to IRCTC, to operate on haulage concept, with ticketing, onboard services to be provided by them.

PTI

Updated:June 28, 2019, 6:05 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
No Plan to Privatise Railways or Premium Trains Like Rajdhani and Shatabdi, Says Piyush Goyal
File photo of Rajdhani Express. (Image for representation)
Loading...

New Delhi: Union minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said that the railways has no plans to privatise the national transporter or its premium trains such as Rajdhani and Shatabdi express, amidst speculation that there was a proposal to rope in private operators.

Responding to a query on the privatisation of these trains and the entire network, Goyal told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply that "no plan has been made".

The ministry in its 100-day plan has proposed that it will offer two trains to IRCTC, to operate on haulage concept, with ticketing, onboard services to be provided by them. The plan proposed that the trains will run on important routes like the Golden Quadrilateral and Diagonals and connecting major cities. The proposal said that the RFQ/RFP will be floated in the next 100 days to initiate bidding.

"Whether it is a fact that Government is planning for privatisation of trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi; In what manner Government would control the whimsicality of the private operators and travel fare after privatisation of Railways," asked Samajwadi Party MP Surendra Nath Nagar.

Goyal replied, "No plan has been made for privatisation of Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains. There is no plan for privatization of Railways."

Meanwhile, railway worker Unions have been up in arms against the proposal and demanded to know why railways' production units are planned to be corporatised.

In the 100-day proposal, the railways has also proposed to hive off its seven production units and associated workshops into a new entity called the Indian Railway Rolling Stock Company.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Most Active
Company Price Change %Gain
HDFC Bank 2,262.05 -1.53
Yes Bank 89.75 -1.54
Kotak Mahindra 1,495.95 2.86
HDFC 2,138.65 -2.21
Reliance 1,275.55 -0.39
Company Price Change %Gain
Yes Bank 89.80 -1.48
Reliance 1,275.15 -0.42
Infosys 790.90 0.73
Bajaj Finance 3,250.00 0.04
Kotak Mahindra 1,495.00 2.84
Top Gainers
Company Price Change %Gain
Kotak Mahindra 1,495.95 2.86
Hero Motocorp 2,470.00 2.76
Power Grid Corp 209.45 2.62
ITC 270.40 2.27
Titan Company 1,105.35 1.82
Company Price Change %Gain
Kotak Mahindra 1,495.00 2.84
Asian Paints 1,424.40 1.50
Power Grid Corp 209.30 2.60
ITC 267.90 1.32
Hero Motocorp 2,470.00 2.71
Top Losers
Company Price Change %Gain
HDFC 2,138.65 -2.21
Indiabulls Hsg 640.25 -2.39
SBI 343.80 -2.01
Adani Ports 399.50 -1.89
HDFC Bank 2,262.80 -1.50
Company Price Change %Gain
HDFC 2,147.40 -1.79
SBI 343.85 -1.98
HDFC Bank 2,262.40 -1.51
Bajaj Auto 2,533.00 -1.12
Tata Steel 459.25 -1.29

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results