PM rules out privatisation of Railways

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that in no circumstances would he allow privatisation of the Railways.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

“Those who are spreading lies that railways is being privatised, this is not our thought or intention,” said PM Modi.

“We don’t see railways only as a means to travel. We see it as the backbone of India’s development,” Modi said. “What we want to do is to put more money for development of railways. This will help,” Modi added.

The prime minister added that his government would set up four railway universities in all four parts of India.

“We have to take the railways ahead and through the railways we have to take the nation ahead.”

He said that since becoming the prime minister in May, “most of the time I end up talking about railways”.

Modi, who is Varanasi, flagged-off the new WDP4D Locomotive at DLW.