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Pvt trains' fares to be competitive with airlines: Railways Chairman

Jul 02, 2020 20:02 IST

A day after inviting the request for qualifications from private entities for running 151 trains on 109 pairs of routes, Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav on Thursday said the private train operations would begin by April 2023 and the fares in these trains would be competitive with air fares on similar routes. Addressing a virtual press conference, Yadav said private players in passenger train operations would mean a quantum jump in introduction of modern technology and high-speed coaches. He said the improvement in technology would also mean the coaches that required maintenance after 4,000 km, would need maintenance after every 40,000 km, which is either once or twice a month.

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