New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday rejected the opposition’s allegation that the government is working to privatise the national transporter and said that there is “no question” of privatisation,but the ministry will invite investments for new technology,lines and projects in national interest.
While replying in the Lok Sabha to the discussion on Demands for Grants of the railways, Goyal listed out figures to claim that the Narendra Modi Government has performed much better in boosting both infrastructure and safety parameters of the national transporter as compared to the UPA era.
“There is no question of privatisation of the railways. The railways cannot be privatised. However, if we have to increase the facilities in railways then obviously we need investments for it. We have taken a decision to encourage public private partnerships and we will also corporatise some units. We should invite investment in national interest if someone is ready to get new technology, new stations, projects and lines”, the minister told the house