The String of Pearls and the steel choker are nothing but the dragon’s coils around India: Be it road, railway or maritime links along and inside Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, China is bus
While the post-coronavirus normal calls for maximising resource utilisation and accelerating asset velocity, the Railways has, of late, operated in the reverse gear; the productivity/efficiency indices of its high-tech, high-
The heart of the Indian Railways’ freight strategy should be the creation of high-volume, high-speed freight corridors, with critical mass carried in train loads. It needs to create this critical mass in partnership with ot
A closely integrated management ethos habitually eludes IR, else the proposal to create two corporatised holding companies for the PUs wouldn’t have surfaced. A single-holding company would be a better fix.
The endemic deficiencies that continue to plague the country remain buried. Although conceding that pockets of the country have had material gains, people living longer and better-fed, the glass in real terms remains more tha
India has a long road ahead to derive potential gains from the Japan-India bonhomie. In addition, the two countries have far more to do by way of a liberal exchange of their people through tourism, cultural festivals, scholar
With his acknowledged reputation Suresh Prabhu as IR’s helmsman raised expectations that it would be rescued from the tail-spin it had lapsed into. Prabhu underscored in his last budget speech the need to “reorganise, res