The Railways

Fast-tracking privatisation

Print edition : August 04, 2017

Visakhapatnam railway station, adjudged as the cleanest among the 75 A1 category stations in the country, is one of the 23 that are going to be privatised in the initial phase. Photo: K.R. DEEPAK

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurating the free wi-fi service at Mumbai Central Station on January 1, 2016. Photo: Prashant Nakwe

Makeover plans for the Secunderabad station, revealed at a press conference in Secunderabad on February 9. Photo: G. RAMAKRISHNA

Workers cleaning wagons at KSR Bangalore railway station. A lot of routine work in railway stations has already been outsourced to private players. Photo: K. MURALI_KUMAR

Select railway stations, along with prime land belonging to them, are to be leased to private operators in one of a series of steps aimed at handing over the Indian Railways on a platter to corporate players who are not bound by labour laws.
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