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22nd November, 2016: Daily Summary and Analysis of The Hindu
Indian railways is the largest network of railways in the world, the 7th largest employer and carries around 2 crore people everyday. It also runs the largest social sector service in India by providing cheat travelling service to a huge population of poor strata. It is one of the most important aspects of India, but despite all this Indian railways sees mishaps like the one near Kanpur, so frequently that since 2008 to 2014, 803 rail accidents have occurred and 70% of them due to human error. So, few of the problems faced by the Indian Railways are: ___ 1.) The railways has increased it's capacity in recent years and now runs around 22,000 trains daily, but the staff operating it has not been increased. There is a 23% shortage of staff for the maintenance of tracks. ___ 2.) Railways is highly underfunded. Most of the railway fund is going into buying bullet trains, building wifi facility, better catering services, cleaning services in coaches and that too for high end trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhani. Maintenance of local trains and tracks is not being kept at priority. 3.) The fairs for rail travel has not been increased from the past 10 years, the passenger travel is highly cross subsidised by freight and due to this freight is also loosing business. There needs to be strong political will to increase passenger fairs so that funds can be generated and underfunded trains and routes can be taken care of. ___ 4.) Essential technology needs to be acquired, coaches should be upgraded from old ICF to new LHB coaches, all narrow and metre gauge tracks should be changed to broad gauge. ___ Reference: The big picture debate, newspaper.
Shri Mhetre
3 years ago
hi.. your analysis is very good, if it's not been coppied from google..
Nipam Alipuria
3 years ago
Thank you, and no the answer was not copied, i wrote it on my own. Most of it was from the big picture debate on RSTV. ____ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX3ooisJzcs ____
Shri Mhetre
3 years ago
okay, sorry. can anyone tell me what's the tv chanal's name and what is it's chanal no on cable tv? thank you so much.
Nipam Alipuria
3 years ago
DD RSTV, i don't know the channel number though, but you can watch everything from RSTV on youtube. The big picture debate is pretty good, it's on 30 mins long and you can even make notes out of it.