Is Laloo Really an Achiever?

Monday, January 08, 2007 Dr. Vishaal Bhat 0 Comments

A lot has been said recently about the astounding feat of Laloo Prasad yadav in turning around Indian Railways. I invite the public to consider the following factors before jumping to conclusions: The Railways are a monopoly without any ceilings on ticket value or freight charges; various governments have pumped billions of rupees all these loss-making years to build the necessary infrastructure which the present minister has inherited free of cost; goods trains move only when their full capacity is reached being unconcerned about ensuring speedy delivery. The railway employees are paid a meagre salary.

It is common knowledge that in most trains in the northern part of our country people have considered it their right to travel free of cost.Has this changed now?

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