Govt to form empowered group to privatise 150 trains, 50 rly stations
Govt to form empowered group to privatise 150 trains, 50 rly stations
NEW DELHI: The government is in the process of forming a task force to draw a blueprint for handing over operations of 150 trains and 50 railway stations to private operators in a “time-bound manner”.

A letter from Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant to Chairman Railway Board VK Yadav said an empowered group would be constituted to “drive the process”.

Besides Yadav and Kant, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs and Secretary, Ministry of housing and urban affairs will be part of the empowered group.

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October 11, 2019