INVESTMENT IS MUST IN RAILWAYS – PRABHU
On 10th May 2016 Research Centre in memory of Late Com. Umrao Mal Purohit was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister for Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu at the AIRF’s Head Quarter, 4 State Entry Road New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Prabhu said, that investment in railways is required to extent two lakh crore per year in comparison to present investment of forty thousand crore. He said that new technology is must for Indian Railway.
On this occasion, I expressed my as well as AIRF’s views that only public sector can provide quality service. Private Sector always run’s their enterprises to earn profit. All over the world privatization has compromised safety, and that is the reason that New Zealand Railway System has been brought back in the government control after privatization. The Australian rail track has also been bought back in the Government control. Similar situation is with the Indian Railways where catering services were brought back in the Railway’s control, but again they are trying to pass it on to IRCTC.
The Research Centre will collect data nationally and internationally to defend our rights and safe guard the interest of Railwaymen as well as Indian Railways. This is the reason we have given slogan of “Rail Bachao Desh Bachao”. The government is willing to bring Regulator. The government is also trying to merge some of the caders. All the above exercises will be detrimental to the interest of the users.
Though, Hon’ble Railway Minister had appreciated All India Railwaymen’s Federation and its leadership for taking visionary step for Research and Development, also appreciated the railwaymen by saying that “without them we cannot function”.
Comrades! AIRF has also took decision that we have to be in all preparedness for 9th June, 2016 for giving strike notice and strike from 6:00 hrs of 11th July, 2016.
Let’s prepare for a decisive struggle.
Shiva Gopal Mishra/GS/AIRF
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