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What makes Vande Bharat- ‘an Indian beauty on tracks’- so great

Arunendra Kumar, Former Chairman, Indian Railways Board writes: No wonder the steam locomotive model at Rail Bhavan has been replaced by Vande Bharat Icon.

Vande Bharat Express train (File Photo)
Updated on May 22, 2023 09:10 AM IST

Indian Railways has never been safer. What next | Opinion

The aim is to have zero accidents with robust safety systems in place. But accidents do happen, fewer than in the past.

A passenger wearing PPE kit seen inside a Rajdhani Express train bound to Chennai from New Delhi amid Covid-19 lockdown(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 11:21 AM IST
ByArunendra Kumar

Cities need an action plan for women’s safety

We need measures like smart CCTV cameras, last-mile connectivity and deployment of marshals in Metros and buses

A few cities outside India have experimented with the idea of free rides in public transport but they have mostly failed(Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
Published on Jun 22, 2019 08:55 PM IST
ByArunendra Kumar

It’s time the Indian Railways got a tech upgrade

Any Indian who has travelled in a train abroad will lament the poor condition and facilities in Indian trains. Efforts made so far by the railways have got mired in specifications and vendor selection, thereby missing the larger picture

Workers check rail tracks prior to the trial run of a high-speed train between New Delhi and Agra, New Delhi railways station (File Photo)(AFP)
Published on Feb 15, 2018 11:09 AM IST
ByArunendra Kumar

Lessons from Kanpur train crash: Here’s how the railways can reinvent itself

The Indian Railways has been a strong leader in the past. There is no reason that with strong political leadership now, it can’t do even better .

Deaths on the tracks due to negligence are unacceptable. Everyday more than 10 people die on the railway tracks in Mumbai alone by falling from overcrowded trains.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2016 07:02 PM IST
ByArunendra Kumar
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