Rly unions oppose 100% FDI

Ratlam : Indian Railways is incurring losses to the tune of Rs.20 thousand crores per year because of various concessions and this burden is being borne by the railways finally.

While talking to media persons today the senior railway trade union leader and General Secretary Western Railway Majdoor Sangh J G Mahurkar said that in no way the 100% FDI will be accepted in the railways, as has been decided by the Union government.

He argued that it will be sale of the railways to the foreigners as they will have ownership after their investment in various fields of the railways.

When asked he said that the FDI to the extent of 49% be accepted at one stage but 100% FDI is not justified from any angle.

He said that National Federation of Indian Railways (NFIR) has decided to strongly oppose the move and in the month of December which as a result will stage demonstrations throughout the country. He added all the trade unions of the country have united to protest against 100% FDI move.

Later while addressing a meeting of the WRMS members J G Mahrukar and Sharif Khan Pathan said that privatization of the railway services must be reversed as the quality of the services on the Indian Railways has detoriarated.

He said that contractor ship system has meted big loss to the railway services and also involves exploitation of the services.

They also raised voices against the new pension scheme and demanded immediate scrapping the same.

WRMS leaders R K B Rathore, S C Khatwani, B K Garg also addressed. Dasharam Pal, Kundan Singh, Mohammed Rafiq, Nitin Kalanki,Manish Gothwal,Kailash Nagde ,Rajendra Patil, B S Katara, Atul Rathore were amongst those who took part in the demonstration .


The train services on the newly constructed broad gauge section of Fatehabad-Laxmibai Nagar are likely to commence either on September 27 or 28 and most likely the speaker of Loksabha Sumitra Mahajan will inaugurate the same from Laxmibai Nagar railway station. According to reliable sources, Railway Board has given its consent to start rail traffic on the newly laid broad gauge section of Fatehabad-Laxmibai Nagar. The CRS report had been obtained in the month of August and the passengers have been waiting for c commencement of the train services since then.

Passengers here demanded that if the trains are run upto Laxmibai Nagar from Fatehabad, then bus services should be made available at Laxmibai Nagar railway station by the Indore administration. Railways should also provide connectivity at Laxmibai Nagar station of the trains coming from Dewas side so that passengers can board in those trains for reaching to Indore.

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