The NDA Government has decided to develop and modernise 400 Railway Stations with private participation. Railway stations in the Metros, big cities and pilgrimage centres will be the priority. For this purpose, the stations will be categorised as A and A1.
This private participation is the first step for privatisation of the Indian railways, the biggest service/industry in the country. AIRF, the major Federation of employees in Railways had organised strong demonstration on 30th June against the privatisation move of the government. CITU and other central trade unions had also protested. BSNL Employees Union organised solidarity demonstration on 30th June.
Strong and massive protests should arise against the railway privatisation move of the government.