Private Goods Trains In India Soon
New Delhi: india may soon have private trains run by Tatas, Ambanis, Adanis and others. The train will start transporting freight first and then move on to passengers. The monopoly of the Indian Railways would end sooner or later. This move will primarily reduce the burden on the road transport.
Indian Railways will soon allow private companies to run freight trains from their own private terminals, a move which could potentially break the monopoly of the national transporter on the country’s rail roads. Companies producing cement, steel, auto, logistics, grains, chemicals and fertilisers have been showing keen interest in having their own arrangements to transport their products.
They will be allowed to operate their fleet under the special freight train operations scheme of the railways, a senior rail official said. “Through these private terminals, we’ll be able to add almost 20-25 million tonnes of additional loading capacity,” said the official. Tata Steel, Adani Agro and many other companies have their own rail terminals at present