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Railways to undergo massive structural reforms: Ashwani Lohani

Ashwani Lohani said that consolidation and growth would simultaneously happen in the railways with the aforesaid structural and processes reforms which were unfortunately neglected in the past.

Reported by: IANS, New Delhi [ Published on: October 26, 2017 19:07 IST ]
Railways to undergo massive structural reforms: Ashwani
Railways to undergo massive structural reforms: Ashwani Lohani

Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani on Thursday said that the railways would shortly undergo massive structural and processes based reforms.

Lohani was speaking at a panel discussion -- "Imperatives and Impediments to Growth: GST, Logistics, Infrastructure and Transportation" which was held here during the 112th annual session of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 

The Railway Board Chairman pointed out that consolidation and growth would simultaneously happen in the railways with the aforesaid structural and processes reforms which were unfortunately neglected in the past.

"We are looking very aggressively at addressing all of these (processes and infrastructure gaps)," Lohani said.

According to Lohani, railways is also working to address infrastructural issues so that it can meet the surge in demand and to improve the average speeds of passenger and freight trains.

He suggested that the best way to bring in efficiencies in railways would be through generating competitive spirit within the organisation which has already begun to happen.

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