General Railway Topics

Railway unlikely to achieve 11th Plan target -CAG

Indian Railways is unlikely to meet the plan targets, as Performance of the Railways, in the first two years of the plan period, was much below the proportionate targets . It has achieved only 28 per cent of the total 11th Five-Year Plan (2007-12) targets in the first two years, as per Comptroller and Auditor General of India report tabled in Parliament.

Railway Minister on Privatisation

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee announced in the Rajya Sabha that Railways are trying to rope in private players to utilise its assets. "Railways are not being privatised", Ms. Banerjee reiterated. The Minister said the Railways were reeling under the impact of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, and the increase in the price of high-speed diesel and excise duties.


Public-private partnership


Railway Budget 2010-11 Highlights

• Economic viability and Social responsibility to be considered for
taking up new projects.  
• ‘Inclusive growth and expansion of rail network’ for development of the
• Special Task Force to clear proposals for investments within 100 days.
• A separate structure will be created within the Railways for
implementation of the business models.