The Indian Railway on Friday issue a draft for its National Rail Plan (NRP); As per the draft of NRP 2030 railways is planning to end the waitlist and aims to provide confirmed train tickets to each and every passenger.
Moreover, the National Rail Plan (NRP) 2030 will also focus on building infra and generating more revenues for the Indian Railways- such that capacity is beyond the demand.
The Indian Railways on Friday put the draft NRP for public consultations and feedback from stakeholders and various ministries.
Railways aims to unveil the National Rail Plan 2020 by the next month (January 2021).
The implementation of the national rail plan 2030 will lead Indian railways to increase Freight loading and generate more revenues. The railway is targetting for Railway freight movement of 47% of the total freight movement in the country. Railway plans to build 4 more Dedicated Freight Corridor by 2030.
The New Freight Corridor will be developed on PPP (Public-Private Partnership) model. Private freight trains will run on 2800 km of Western and Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor.
“The Railways is hoping to increase its share in freight transportation from the present 27% to 45% by 2030 through better infrastructure and business development plans,” Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav said.
The preparations by Indian Railways are being made to draw in big sector players from Steel, Iron Ore, Textile, and Auto. The key players from these sectors include Tata, Adani, Mahindra, and Maruti.
Sources further said that the 11 km DFC track is going to be ready by March 2021, to run the private freight trains. The target is to organize and commission the whole 2800 km DFC track by March 2022. in the case of long-term contracts, e-commerce companies like Amazon or Flipkart may also step forward to run the private freight trains, sources said.
Indian Railways still features a provision to run private freight trains or private containers, but to this point, only a couple of big players from the Coal or Steel sectors book entire trains or all containers in small numbers.
The majority of private players are far away from it, and only companies like SAIL and Jindal Steel book such private trains.