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There will be 150 private trains to start with: Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav


"The railways will have 150 private trains to start with. We are still working on the routes that will go for bidding," sayd the Railway Board chairman.

Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav makes it amply clear that the Indian Railways is readying bidding documents to bring in private train operators. In an interview with ET Magazine, Yadav explains why the railways needs private trains, and how and where these will be rolled out. Edited excerpts:

Why is the railways planning to bring in private trains?

By December 2021, we should be able to complete our dedicated freight corridors (DFCs ...


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