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    Does Indian Railways wants to deny travel to poor and middle class?

    This post may be surprising to many but the fact is that the Indian Railways are no more interested to run the mail and express trains with sleeper and general coaches. Post Covid-19 the Railways has lost huge money with no operations of full fledged services even now and only goods rakes are making good money. May be to mitigate the lost losses the Railways want to run only air conditioned coaches with the trains of high speed and thus totally phasing out sleeper and ordinary classes for varied reasons.
  • #712278
    Does following statement answer your query?

    Edward Jeni, secretary, Kanniyakumari District Railway Users' Association (KKDRUA).

    "No private company would be interested to operate trains on uneconomic routes. So high demanding routes have been earmarked for private trains. The revenue earned from the highly demanding routes helps railways to operate passenger trains in uneconomic routes. Now additional earnings through suvidha and other premier trains will go to private players thereby forcing railways to cancel less patronised trains, ".

  • #712282
    I don't think so. How they can give away with sleeper class coaches. They may increase the AC coaches. But the sleeper class will never be removed. Even today railway travel is the best way to travel for a common man. Many people prefer railway travel. These days 90% of the passengers are trying for AC class only and taking this advantage, the railway is trying tom increase AC coaches.
    Anyhow from the last 6 months because of this pandemic, rails are not running. The people also are not interested in undertaking train travel. So railways are incurring huge losses. That is a fact. But how they can earn more money by increasing AC coaches. People prefer bus travel if they have to pay more for rail. These facts will be always considered and decisions will be taken accordingly only.
    How many Indian tracks are suitable for high-speed trains. How much time it will take for the railways to improve them. It is not possible to remove express trains shortly. Sleeper class will also continue.

    always confident

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