From a cash surplus of Rs 1,071 crores in 2000, the Railways achieved an estimated Rs 25,000 crores in 2008. Alongside came a dynamic and differential tariff policy, and technical changes that led to an enhanced carrying capacity. How all this was accomplished is the focus of this riveting study of change and innovation in the Indian Railways. Read more... Changing Tracks: Reinventing the Spirit of Indian Railways by V. Nilakant.
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Two key railway projects changed the way India travels by train -- the 760-km stretch of Konkan Railway and the Delhi Metro. Both the projects were up and running in seven years flat and the man in charge was Dr Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, popularly known as the Railway Man. Read more... India's Railway Man: A Biography of E. Sreedharan by Rajendra B. Aklekar.