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Railways to outsource onboard services, no large-scale privatisation plans

In reply to a query in the Rajya Sabha, the ministry said that while private players will be allowed to run trains, the responsibility of its safety lay with the railways.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Lucknow: The guard of the Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express, India's first 'private' train by IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation), waves the green flag after its was flagged off from the Charbagh Railway station in Lucknow, Friday.
Lucknow: The guard of the Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express, India's first 'private' train by IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation), waves the green flag after its was flagged off from the Charbagh Railway station in Lucknow, Friday.

There is a proposal to outsource commercial and onboard services of a few trains, but no large-scale plans are underway, the informed Parliament on Friday.

In reply to a query in the Rajya Sabha, the ministry said that while private players will be allowed to run trains, the responsibility of its safety lay with the

First Published: Fri, November 22 2019. 18:15 IST
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