Private train operations likely by April 2023: Railways

Private train operations in the country will begin by April 2023, and the ticket fares in these trains will be competitive with airfares on similar routes, Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav said Thursday.

His statement came a day after the Railways formally kickstarted its plans to allow private entities to operate passenger trains on its network by inviting request for qualifications (RFQ) for participation on 109 pairs of routes through 151 modern trains.