Indian Railways is the fourth largest railway network in the world. Inspite of being the fourth largest railway network of the world, majority of train rakes of indian railway are running with an average speed of less than 90 kilometers per hour and maximum speed of 110 kilometers per hour. There are few trains that runs with an average speed greater than 90 kilometers per hour. Rajdhani and Shatabdi are among premium trains of India. But, there are hardly 3-4 among them that runs with an average speed of 90-100 kilometer per hour.
Since 2014, Indian Railway is focusing to increase the speeds of indian trains and providing flight like facilities in trains. Gatiman Express is the fastest train of India started in the year 2014. It was the first train in India to touch 160 km/hr. Recently, Indian railway has started Vande Bharat and Tejas express that runs with 160 km/hr and railway has tried to offer flight like facilities to its passengers.Our beloved prime minister Narendra Modi and our railway minister Piyush Goyal are working to make Indian railways world class under Make In India Scheme. Vande Bharat Express is developed under Make In India programme started by Narendra Modi.
Though, government is trying to make Indian railways to compete with developed railway network of the world but, the point is are we Indians ready to adapt such modernization? This question is of prime importance because of the recent incidents that are happening with the staffs of India's first private train which is Lucknow Tejas Express. Train hostess are appointed in Lucknow Tejas to cater the passengers and give them flight like amenities. But, the news which are coming from different sources is very annoying and is matter of concern.
It has been reported that some passengers of Tejas express are harrassing the women staffs. Passengers are asking train hostess to share mobile numbers. Some are clicking selfiees with them without their consent. Some passengers are clicking their pics when they are serving the passengers in uncomfortable postures. A passenger has tweeted about their dressing. He suggested train hostess to wear saree instead of skirts. Is this a way to treat women?
You may have noticed that Lucknow Tejas has not been provided with LCD screens. The main reason behind this is the mess created by the passengers in Goa Mumbai Tejas. Some Passengers had stolen earphones , scratched LCD screens of the train on its first run.
Vande Bharat Express has gone through numerous incidents of stone attacks. The condition of Varanasi Vande Bharat is becoming pathetic day by day. Tobacco chewing group has ruined the washrooms of Vande Bharat.
These type of incidents are shame for the nation and a question has arosen then are we ready to adopt world class facilities in our railways?
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