How does the Govt. propose to attract 5 lakh cr per year of private investments for the Railways?: Su Thirunavukkarasar

Former TN Congress President and Trichy MP Su Thrirunavukkarasar spoke during the discussion on Demand for Grants for Ministry of Railways, Excerpts:

  • Speaking in the Lok Sabha today, former TN Congress President Su Thirunavukkarasar quoted Railways performance figures to counter the ruling party’s claim that Congress Govts’ have done nothing for the Railways.
  • He asked the Govt how they propose to attract Rs 5 lakh cr investments/year for the next ten years for the Railways from Private investors, especially when the Railways are making losses. He said this is an indirect route to privatisation.
  • He also raised passenger convenience issues related to his Trichirapalli constituency.
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