Mukul non-committal on Railways' operating ratio

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on November 14, 2017 Published on March 27, 2012

The Railway Minister, Mr Mukul Roy, on Monday remained non-committal on measures to improve the operating ratio expenditure of Indian Railways.

Mr Roy, while addressing the media here , said that the operating ratio of the Railways had never been below 90 since 1973-74, when the ratio was 74.

The Minister was in the city to discuss pending projects of the Eastern Railway, South Eastern Railway and Metro Railway.

He confirmed that his Ministry would work in a manner so as to be able to achieve the previous operating ratio of 74.

Asked about ways to cope with financial constraints, the Minister said: “I have clearly stated the future aims and objectives of the Railways in my reply to the debate on Railway Budget in both Houses of the Parliament. So, no further questions should be raised.”

Safety, security and punctuality would be his key priorities to bring Railways closer to the people, he said. All pending projects would be completed within the time frame, he added.

> ayan.pramanik@thehindu.co.in

Published on March 27, 2012
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