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, ".
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.