New Delhi: Youth Congress activists stage a demonstration against privatisation in the Railways, in New Delhi on July 3, 2020. The Railways on Wednesday announced that it has invited requests for qualifications for private participation in passenger train operations on 109 pairs of routes through 151 modern trains. It said that it plans to allow private entities to operate passenger trains and the project would entail private sector investment of about Rs 30,000 crore. According to the railway ministry, this is the first initiative for private investment for running passenger trains on the Indian Railways network. The move was initiated last year with the introduction of the Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).
Youth Congress activists stage a demonstration against privatisation in the Railways, in Kolkata on July 3, 2020.