Privatisation of Railways

Privatisation of Railways: Self Subservience, Not Self Reliance


The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly opposes the decision for privatisation of the Indian Railways particularly the running of passenger trains by private investors over the Indian Railways network. This is the first time that this is happening in independent India. The private sector utilising the network established over centuries with all the required infrastructure will run passenger trains making super profits.


Rail Minister Should Quit

The arrest of the nephew of the Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, for accepting a bribe of Rs. 90 lakh from a Member of the Railway Board is a shocking and serious matter. The CBI has arrested the Minister’s nephew, Vijay Singla and the member of the Railway Board, Mahesh Kumar.