New Delhi Railways (Indian Railways) will soon operate private freight trains on the tracks after starting the operation of private trains. Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said that before the rollout of private trains in 2023, a railway regulator will be made.
Start from here
Railways has recently started the Dedicated Frieght Corridor. However this project will take time to complete. After the completion of the project, private freight trains will be started on this corridor. Companies will do their own freight work. She will be able to do this by investing in railway wagons and containers. In this way, the regulator will have the responsibility to regulate passenger trains and freight trains.
Yadav told that the decision has been taken by the group of secretaries. For this, all kinds of economic consequences have been considered. Private container trains have been operated in a limited manner since 2006. However, other types of goods trains have not been allowed.
16 companies participated in pre bid meeting
After the announcement of Indian Railways to run private trains, big corporate companies are showing great interest. 16 big companies participated in the first pre-bid meeting called by the Railways. Government of India’s 3 PSUs to Australian firms have shown interest in running trains as private players on the railway tracks.
These are the 16 companies involved in the meeting
Sources say that three PSUs IRCTC, BHEL and RITES participated in the first pre-bid meeting. Apart from this, BHARAT FORGE, BOMBARDIER INDIA, GMR GROUP, GATEWAY RAIL, VEDANATA, MEDHA, and Australian company CAF participated.
According to sources, Tata Sons and Adani Group did not attend the first pre-bid meeting. It was believed that these two companies would be involved in the first pre-bid meeting. Apart from this, there was also discussion about Spicejet, IndiGo and MakeMyTrip, but these companies were not included at the first position of the bidding process. Experts say that the next pre-bid meeting of the private player train project will take place on 7 August.
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