Reforms in India Railway

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Economy: Infrastructure   Source: BS  Context: The launch of the Vande Bharat trains has received attention, but overall improvements in railway services are necessary.   Challenges hindering the development of Railways in India: Congested networks: Overstretched infrastructure with 60% plus routes being more than 100 per cent utilized, leading to a …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 07 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Bharat Gaurav scheme:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Infrastructure- Energy.   Context: To tap the huge potential of tourism, the Railways has announced the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ Scheme.   About the Bharat Gaurav Scheme: Under this Scheme, theme-based tourist circuit trains, on the lines of the Ramayana Express, can be run either by private or State-owned operators.   Key features …

Insights into Editorial: Railways and a question of transparency

  Context: A surprising feature of the post-Budget discourse in Parliament and in the media these past few weeks has been the total absence of one topic: Railways. Apparently, the understated objective of doing away with a separate Budget for the Railways, namely, shifting the spotlight away from it, has been handsomely achieved. However, sweeping …