There are several chapters that transcend the personal and have insights about railway policy - dishonesty and falsification of records, safety and corruption
In a way, Indian Railways already allows for competition. In addition to 125 railway hospitals, 133 private hospitals are recognised for treatment
...To run trains, not run schools. Indeed, other than India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Uganda, there is no other place where railways run schools
The Indian Railways' recent decision to switch from cash-based to accrual-based accounting brings to fruition a vision that found mention in the Railway Minister's Budget Speech for 2003-04
There isn't an alternative to trains slowing down on sensitive tiger corridors, especially at night. Otherwise, the Tiger Express may not have any tigers left to see
As one builds railway networks that cross countries and integrate them, one confronts the problem of differing rail gauge
How could 1.6 km of rail lying alongside an active - and busy - railway track between the two towns be stolen and sold off as scrap?
More than controversies, the intention is probably not to make trains distinctive through names, after individuals or otherwise
The definition of 'heritage' is subjective. It is essentially left to the zones to decide what is heritage
I am sceptical of tracks being built along Ring Railway line to allow. Nor am I sure Northern Railways would like tourists to see the entire line, which is hardly pretty at places of encroachment
The fatality numbers should be far better and a switch from ICF to LHB (which are safer) was inevitable
In addition to plans for electrification, there should be a plan for disposing off diesel locomotives, over and above the path of least resistance, that of sending them to the scrap yard
If other countries can have passenger trains with 40 or even 50 coaches, what is the constraint for the IR here?
Both Baroda House, headquarters of Northern Railways, and Rail Bhavan, headquarters of Indian Railways, were acquired through adverse possession, indelicately referred to as squatter's rights
The Odisha famine of 1866-67 gave an impulse to Lawrence's policy of constructing railways and canals across the country