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Posted: Jul 27 2017 (18:07)
Last Response: Jul 29 2017 (21:09)
Commentary/Human InterestJul 27 2017 (16:15) 6 reasons Indians are now choosing air travel over railways
rdb*^ 132874 news posts
Are trains in India really fit for travel today?
The recently prepared blueprint by the Ministry of Railways has betrayed a bitter truth. In its report for 2019-2020, the ministry projected how domestic airlines will supersede trains, making air travel the number one choice in the next three years.
Railways in India are not just a means of transport. Over the years, this mode of travel weaved itself into the history of Indian heritage and culture. But nostalgia aside, one is a little skeptical if the Indian Railways have actually been able to...
Jul 27 2017 (18:07)
Rahul Trehan~ 3933 blog posts 39 correct pred (64% accurate)
True fact, a bitter one though, as a railfan
With changing times, thoughts as well as requirement of people have changed in last few decades.
(1) Children are no longer crazy about "lel gaadi" (trains) but are crazy about sleek aeroplanes as well as beautiful and powerful cars.
(2) cost of air travel has now become increasingly affordable option to cities served by airports.
(3) Luxury buses have become very common with...
Jul 29 2017 (18:53)
jintocd 90 blog posts 278 correct pred (66% accurate)
Railways do not know what to prioritize and not to prioritize. Railways could have given good competition to airlines and buses in overnight routes but they are more interested in allocating new trains such as humsafar in ultra long routes, running premium A/C trains at odd timings, it is a very clear message. Sad story
Sabse baddi baat to tanne batai hi na, logo ki aamadani badh gai. Maateo me kaam karan waala majboor bhi ib din k 500 se 600 rupiye kamata se.
Jul 29 2017 (21:09)
Indian railways Project Swarn is great idea^~ 87615 blog posts 5325 correct pred (78% accurate)
You are very right...
Most people would switch to planes by 2050 for long distances. Only people with low income may prefer unreserved coaches for travel.
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