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Cadaverising Indian Railways

The decision to create several new railway zones has been taken disregarding consistent expert advice against such reorganisation pointing out the negative implications. In addition to the excessive additional outlays that this will entail, the creation of additional zones may well add to existing inefficiencies.

One Splits into Two

Under the NDA government a small question becomes a life-anddeath question while genuinely large questions are of no interest to any of the alliance partners. The alliance is threatened because a zonal railway is proposed to be split. It is not threatened because the party which leads the alliance carries out a twomonth long carnage in a state where it governs.

Raj and the Railways

Railways in Modern India edited by Ian J Kerr; Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2001; pp xiv + 356, Rs 625

Reinventing Indian Railways: Derailed Agenda

Although the Expert Group's report provided a road map of sorts for transforming the Indian Railways, the budget proposals for 2002-03 surprisingly enough provide little indication that the ministry has any intention of setting the railways on a growth path.

Railways: Gross Negligence

Gross Negligence It has taken four successive disasters and a huge loss of lives, at Khanna, Gaisal, Fatehgarh and now Kadalundi, for the central government to offer a lifeline to the beleaguered Indian railways  a Rs 17,000 crore safety fund, to wipe out the huge arrears in assets long overdue for replacement....

Accident at Kadalundi

The Kadalundi rail tragedy has once again focused on the railways and its inadequate safety measures as well as on its lopsided development priorities. As recommendations by successive railway committees and inquiry commissions remain in abeyance, it is time for the implementation of more stringent laws that would ensure that corporate houses and organisations guilty of unsafe practices were brought to book.


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