Privatization of Indian Railways

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Simran Paintal

Symbiosis International University - Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)

Vaishali Jain

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Range Hills Road, Khadki, Pune 411020, India

Date Written: November 30, 2020

Abstract

Indian Railways is a 167 years old service that has been provided by the Government to its citizens. With the changing economics, the government of India has been considering privatize it.
The purpose of this paper is to understand the history of railways and the reaction of masses to the privatization of railways; if the decision of privatizing the Indian Railways that has been taken by the government is supported and appreciated by the general-working-class-public or not and what are their views about it. It is also to understand if railways will remain as the preferred mode of transport.

Keywords: private, railways, indian, government, passenger, cargo

JEL Classification: C00, C40, C82, C83, Y10, M20, E27

Suggested Citation

Paintal, Simran and Jain, Vaishali, Privatization of Indian Railways (November 30, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3762351 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3762351

Simran Paintal (Contact Author)

Symbiosis International University - Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) ( email )

Khadki
Range hills road
Pune, 411020
India

Vaishali Jain

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Range Hills Road, Khadki, Pune 411020, India ( email )

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