Govt has no plans to privatise railway sector: Ministry of Railways
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Govt has no plans to privatise railway sector: Ministry of Railways

Minister of Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw, told the media that the centre has no policy to privatise the national transporter and emphasised the need for the latest technology in the sector to meet the needs of the passengers in terms of safety and comfort.

He said while inaugurating the 20th all India conference of the Bharatiya Railway Mazdoor Sangh (BRMS) at Rail mandapam, Perambur, that the technology should be indigenous, like the contribution of Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in the construction of Vande Bharat Express.

Vande Bharat Express was designed and manufactured by ICF at Perambur under the Make in India initiative.

Vaishnaw said there is no affinity for privatisation of railways, but the technology should be imbued. He added that PM Narendra Modi had already said, the Central government has no intention to privatise the railways.

The Minister told the media that there is an urgent need to flex the technology to meet the goal of Aatmanirbhar Bharat to make progress in the railway sector. It should meet the aspirations of the nation, the youth, the emerging middle class and also the regular passengers. The contribution should be like ICF's role in designing and developing Vande Bharat Express.

He said that the PM Modi-led government filled up 3.5 lakh posts in the railways and initiated steps to recruit people for 1.40 lakh jobs.

The Minister has been reviewing the recruiting process once in 15 days to ensure that it doesn't get stuck anywhere.

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Also read: Indian Railways to buy 100,000 more wagons in next 3 years

Minister of Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw, told the media that the centre has no policy to privatise the national transporter and emphasised the need for the latest technology in the sector to meet the needs of the passengers in terms of safety and comfort. He said while inaugurating the 20th all India conference of the Bharatiya Railway Mazdoor Sangh (BRMS) at Rail mandapam, Perambur, that the technology should be indigenous, like the contribution of Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in the construction of Vande Bharat Express. Vande Bharat Express was designed and manufactured by ICF at Perambur under the Make in India initiative. Vaishnaw said there is no affinity for privatisation of railways, but the technology should be imbued. He added that PM Narendra Modi had already said, the Central government has no intention to privatise the railways. The Minister told the media that there is an urgent need to flex the technology to meet the goal of Aatmanirbhar Bharat to make progress in the railway sector. It should meet the aspirations of the nation, the youth, the emerging middle class and also the regular passengers. The contribution should be like ICF's role in designing and developing Vande Bharat Express. He said that the PM Modi-led government filled up 3.5 lakh posts in the railways and initiated steps to recruit people for 1.40 lakh jobs. The Minister has been reviewing the recruiting process once in 15 days to ensure that it doesn't get stuck anywhere. Image Source Also read: Indian Railways to buy 100,000 more wagons in next 3 years

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