Advertising as a source of income for the Railways

Advertising as a source of income for the Railways

Jan 29, 2015

Generating funds for public services when the amount of available government money is tight has been a cause for concern for many of India’s public services. Extra money will often give those services some breathing room – a financial safety net. With many transport infrastructure changes scheduled for the coming years, India’s Railways are looking to generate...

Indian Railways under fire for inefficiency and funds mismanagement

Indian Railways under fire for inefficiency and funds mismanagement

Jan 13, 2015

Indian Railways has been criticised by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India for turning into an inefficient, dilapidated mode of transport defined by operational inefficiency, underutilisation of resources and mishandling of funds.   The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has criticised the Indian Railways for not complying with the...

A look back at India’s Railways in 2014

A look back at India’s Railways in 2014

Dec 18, 2014

India’s Railways are iconic, but they have long been a fragmented and inefficient section of the transport industry. Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister under Modi’s government, has pledged to improve the safety and customer service of the Indian Railways, and has stated that he is looking for investments of over $100 million over the next 3-4 years to help...

Indian Railways to improve poor operating ratio

Indian Railways to improve poor operating ratio

Nov 27, 2014

With Prime Minister Modi insistent on the Indian Railways achieving an operating ratio of 90 percent this fiscal, the national transporter is all set to improve its deteriorating financial health. Improvement in freight transport and reduction of diesel prices are expected to bring in additional revenues to upgrade and modernise the railways.   Boosting...

Suresh Prabhu and Indian Railways

Suresh Prabhu and Indian Railways

Nov 25, 2014

This article discusses the various issues currently being faced by the Indian Railways. It also delves upon the tentative measures being planned by the newly appointed Railway Minister to cope with the challenges.   In the cabinet reshuffle on 10 November, Mr Suresh Prabhu took over as new Railway Minister, shortly after he joined BJP from Shiv Sena....

Indian Railways cleaning spree

Indian Railways cleaning spree

Oct 23, 2014

Cleanliness has always been an issue with Indian trains and stations. The newly elected government recently announced the bio-toilet campaign. Now, it has decided to use track cleaning machines in order to help maintain cleanliness on the tracks. This article discusses the various nuances and details of the track cleaning machines.   One of the largest...