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Railways needs urgent revamp: Trivedi

NEWDELHI: Stressing the need for a revenue model, Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Tuesday said that there was an urgent need to revamp the Railways.    Trivedi’s words

Published: 01st February 2012 02:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:47 PM   |  A+A-

NEWDELHI: Stressing the need for a revenue model, Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Tuesday said that there was an urgent need to revamp the Railways.    Trivedi’s words couldn’t have come at a better time. Indian Railways, which is in the doldrums, is in dire need of government support to bail itself out of the current precarious situation.   Trivedi called for a national policy on Railways, which lays down a clear road map for a revenue model, stresses on customer orientation, rather than merely focus on operations and creates a culture of zero tolerance towards accidents through clear-cut safety. In this context, he said, even the Railway Board might have to be revamped by bringing in members in charge of revenue, customer service and freight.  Speaking at the ‘India PPP Sumit 2012’, organised by FICCI, Trivedi said: “The time has come to de-politicise the Indian Railways and modernise the system which is obsolete for today’s time. Automation is to be introduced to reduce human intervention in the running of the Railways as safety is a paramount concern.”



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