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No proposal for operating regular passenger trains by private operators under consideration: Govt in LS

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No proposal for operating regular passenger trains by private operators under consideration: Govt in LS



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The Union Government has said that there is no proposal for operating regular passenger trains by private operators under consideration at present. In a written reply in Lok Sabha today, the Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw said, two Tejas trains running by IRCTC were not operational for a long period in view of COVID-19. He said, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation- (IRCTC) earned less revenue in operation of these two Tejas train services.

In reply to another question, the Minister said, the cost of granting concessions weighs heavily on Railways, hence extending the scope of concessions to all categories of passengers including senior citizens is not desirable. He said, in spite of these challenges, Indian Railways has continued concession in fare to four categories- which include persons with disabilities, eleven categories of patients, and students.









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