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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Lalu Prasad Yadav and the transformation of Indian Railways

Grame Wood has an article The Indian Railway King about Lalu Prasad Yadav and the turnaround at Indian Railways, in The American.


  1. few points about the article,

    1. There is a mention of reducing cost for passengers, but there is no mention of increasing Tatkal quota which increases cost by 10-20% also booking the tickets months in advance, there are many other subtle points which goes on to show how fares have actually increased. This is indeed smart but at the cost of gullible passengers.
    2. no increase in the quality of service in terms of food, sanitation etc.
    3. no decrease in travel time.

    I hear things about railways making billions but as a tool for public service I donot see any progress

  2. The web address is unavalable to the article..

  3. so true besides the financial numbers there is hardly any progress in terms of food,stations,hygiene etc.


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