On the Zonal Railways, no passenger/freight train services are currently operated by the private sector. However, Container services offered by licensed private players are operated by Indian Railways. Such services are operated on Pan-Indian Railway basis instead of Zonal Railway basis. The income earned from such operation in 2014-15 was Rs. 4868.92 crore (Provisional). Policy instructions exist for operation and maintenance of retiring rooms at stations through private licensees on payment of annual license fees. Public toilets at more than 850 railway stations have been brought under the ‘Pay & Use’ scheme with the participation of private sector. Instructions have been issued for operation of passenger ticketing terminal through authorized agents on fixed licenses and commission sharing basis, under the Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK) scheme. The likely revenue from recently introduced Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK) scheme cannot be assessed at it is dependent on demand.
Such partnerships encourage investments and result in better services to users and have no direct impact on number of employees.
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