Transformation of Indian Railways (Issues, Root Causes, Solutions)

Rajendra ji's post from Transform India circle is below. Can we have some focused discussions on how each one of the issues/solutions can be addressed. I suggest we also ask for members who would like to volunteer as citizen experts for each one of these areas

If Rajendra ji is ok, those names can be printed with 1-2 page paper and submitted to Ministry. The members must be willing to be called upon and help the Govt. Inputs please.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Issues Identified
1 Ticket fares are increased frequently
2 Indian railways is not a high speed network
3 Difficult to get tickets even in tatkal
4 Hygiene issues on the stations and inside the train
5 Food served in the trains is sub-standard
6 Most of the trains are usually off schedule
7 T.T.E collect money from people and then allocate berths to them
8 People are packed into general compartment beyond its capacity
9 A tout can easily get you tickets by taking some extra money
10 Trains are usually off-schedule
11 Most business done with Indian Railways involves bribery and corruption

Root Causes Identified
1. A lot of money gets circulated in corruption
2. Electricity and fuel has got costlier
3 A large number of people travel without ticket
4 Railways has become a giant organization which is difficult to control
5 They need to cater to a huge population base
6 Increase in cost of projects due to delays
7 Un-accountability of officers
8 Passengers are not educated to maintain cleanliness in trains and on platforms
9 Lack of proactiveness among the railways department
10 Every small change needs a lot of approvals to get implemented
11 Most of the procurement and external interaction is in person/manual with no systems

Solutions Identified
1 Transform railways into a PPP model
2 FDI in railways should be allowed
3 Information technologies can be used for live updating of reservation charts
4 Vigilance has to be improved on all TTE's
5 A check need to be put on all the free passes that are issued
6 Increase in the average speed of trains so that the running time decreases and more trains can be run
7 Reduction in concessions given to some special categories
8 Special measures should be taken to maintain cleanliness in the pantry var
9 Every bogie should have a cap on the number of passengers allowed in
10 Touts should be caught and dealt severely with
11 Build better railway stations and build retail spaces around them
12. Performance of the IRCTC website should be significantly improved
13 Indian railways could be used for advertising
14 The logistics arm of the railways needs to be professionally managed
15 Public address system and Wi-fi needs to be installed
16 Electronic Tendering, Procurement and elimination of human interface in all supplier/customer transactions must be implemented. more  

View all 25 comments Below 25 comments
Do you think that this email is a spam ? Click here

[IMAGE]

[IMAGE]
prataphc
47 ans

Your friend prataphc send you this invitation !

Discuss with him and see his pictures on inter-chat :-)

See more...


Here are some of the latest registered :

[IMAGE]
pasarwate
32 ans

[IMAGE]
anand23110
42 ans

[IMAGE]
mousumidas
25 ans

[IMAGE]
vijaybs22
42 ans

[IMAGE]
archu2
27 ans

[IMAGE]
imamy2k5
44 ans

[IMAGE]
middepakas
27 ans

[IMAGE]
satyajit68
45 ans

[IMAGE]

ans

[IMAGE]
syedkhadry
46 ans

[IMAGE]

ans

[IMAGE]
floyddsouz
27 ans

See more...
Click here to login on Inter-chat

You received this invitation because your friend prataphc registered on inter-chat and wants to
invite you.
To stop receiving e-mails from inter-chat, click here

Inter-chat is edited by the company bacto-net (RCS LILLE - 512 366 378)
21 avenue le Corbusier - 59042 Lille (France)

[IMAGE] more  
Do you think that this email is a spam ? Click here

[IMAGE]

[IMAGE]
prataphc
47 ans

Your friend prataphc send you this invitation !

Discuss with him and see his pictures on inter-chat :-)

See more...


Here are some of the latest registered :

[IMAGE]
meenasai94
21 ans

[IMAGE]
psantanu
43 ans

[IMAGE]
storytelle
20 ans

[IMAGE]
rpguy12
43 ans

[IMAGE]
neetya276
20 ans

[IMAGE]
pankaj1
39 ans

[IMAGE]
mksethi24
27 ans

[IMAGE]
dinesh866k
28 ans

[IMAGE]
prashantik
27 ans

[IMAGE]
pinak
25 ans

[IMAGE]
Tanya2
22 ans

[IMAGE]
Satish11
39 ans

See more...
Click here to login on Inter-chat

You received this invitation because your friend prataphc registered on inter-chat and wants to
invite you.
To stop receiving e-mails from inter-chat, click here

Inter-chat is edited by the company bacto-net (RCS LILLE - 512 366 378)
21 avenue le Corbusier - 59042 Lille (France)

[IMAGE] more  
My response to Mr. Murthy's mail is that choice can still be given on availability of seats in different compartments subject to limitations suggested by me. Of course, available lower births will be shown to senior citizens and women above 50. more  
Mr. Goel has correctly stated with the logic of deserving entities to which I concur. more  
Mr Virendra Goel's argument appears to be right. But subject to the above entitlement of ladies and senior citizens, people can be given a chance to opt their choicest seats/berths. This will be useful partially because some times we get berths in different compartments. If we are given an option, we can try to choose the berths in the same compartments depending upon the number of passengers travel together. This will ensure not only security to the group of passengers but also facilitate companionship in various aspects like sharing food, water, exchange of berths etc. more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Rajdhani and Duranto discontinued

      Railways has discontinued Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto Express trains from May 9 till further orders. This is being done due to low occupancy and surge in Covid cases they say. I&rsquo...

      By Reeta Kumar
      /
    • KUDOS RAILWAYS - DUTY CONSCIOUS STAFF WITH FITNESS, ALERTNESS & HUMANE QUALITIES IS PRESENT NOW :

      I have attached 2 Videos – ONE ON THE EVENT OF HOW A CHILD WAS SAVED FROM THE BRINK OF DEATH BY A CONSCIENTIOUS RAILWAY WORKER RISKING HIS OWN LIFE. His athleticism and fitn...

      By Jayakumar Daniel
      /
    • So now at the end Railways wakes up

      Says mask is mandatory in trains and on station otherwise 500 ka challan katega. Attached circular. I think India Railways coaches must be deployed now in all impacted areas to serve as...

      By RN Chopra
      /
    • Now you cant charge your phone at night in trains

      Rail passengers will not be able use charging facility in trains between 11 pm and 5 am anymore. The latest attached order of the Railways comes from a 7 year old study. Problem is that why did the...

      By Bharat Lal
      /
    • DFC (Dedicated Freight Corridor) in India

      Dedicated Freight Corridor: Recently there was so much news regarding the DFC project connecting between Mumbai & Delhi (about 1500 kms in length, project costing $4 Bn, land acquisi...

      By Sivagnanam Duraisamy
      /
    • Increase in passenger fares by 2-3 times

      पैसेंजर ट्रेन का किराया 2-3 गुना बढ़ाने का निर्णय इस दौर में दैनिक यात्रा करने वाले छात्रों, नौकरीपेशा लोगों समेत गरीब परिवारों के लिए बहुत बड़ा झटका है। कोविड काल में कमाई कम हुई, महंग...

      By Arjun Singh
      /
    • Farmers and Risk to Railways

      The farmer unions are saying that about 1,000 farmers had boarded the Punjab Mail on Sunday night at Ferozepur, Punjab to join others at the Delhi borders. Railways saying 3 trains were ...

      By Shirisha Kumar
      /
    • Corruption rules, cityzens pay more for corrupts

      It is universal truth that a minimum of ten percent o all tenders go to railway babus before issuing the work order and every one in Railway from Peon to Chairman share this loot. As a result cost ...

      By SUBHASH PARAKH
      /
    • MAKE RAILWAY BETTER

      Railway has stopped senior citizen concession in upper class, (1st class & executive chair class) This must be revied. Leaders enjoys full concession in all class. Hence citizens who paid ...

      By Bahadur Sanjana
      /
    • Railway Subsidy for every person to nil

      I would like to say that the government employees who are on the railway should be retire after a further limit so that the new generation gets a chance. And the railway tickets that are being impo...

      By Sanjiv Pathak
      /
    • Railways need to cut cost drastically

      Railway Ministry earned Rs 3322 CR from passenger earnings till Oct 2020 due to covid19 pandemic; 90% lesser than previous year revenue generated from passenger services Chairman railwa...

      By Ajay Mittal
      /
Share
Enter your email and mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

All My Circles
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)