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PRIVATISATION IN RAILWAY WORKSHOP EVOKES DISTRESS AMONGST WORKERS

railway-4The Indian railways would be looking to privatizing its work shops which has raised protest from the National railway Workers Union who held a procession recently. The Indian Railways that is the lifeline of the country has been seeing progress year after year. Railways have made rapid progress and put India on the world map of rail networks. Lakhs of commuters use this mode of transportation for their daily routine with the Central Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav fulfilling his assurances of providing better services to the commuters. Mumbai has the biggest railway workshop, where the maintenance of coaches is carried out, in which nearly 7000 workers are employed. However, Indian railways new scheme of developing 3berths instead of the current two by a private contractor has raised protests from these workers. For the same, the National railways Workers Union took out a procession outside CST railway station to oppose this decision. We spoke with the General Secretary of National Railways Workers Union P R Menon to know more on their demands. With cameraperson Rajendra Prasad, Ajaz Khan for NMTV News.

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