All stories by Bibek Debroy
How RPF is different from GRPRediff.com29 Jun 2017
There are significant differences in the scope, jurisdiction, functions and personnel requirements of RPF and GRP.
The ancient heritage behind our railway bridgesRediff.com6 Mar 2017
Of the thousands of railway bridges in India, 36,470 are more than 100 years old, and 6,680 are more than 140 years old! But of these, only 21 rank on the Heritage Directorate of the Indian Railways because for them heritage isn't necessarily a function of age, says Bibek Debroy.
Post-Partition India's most remarkable railway projectRediff.com17 Jan 2017
Bibek Debroy highlights the importance of the Assam Rail Link Project.
Will the railways change to safer LHB coaches?Rediff.com12 Dec 2016
LHB coaches are safer. Two high-level railway safety commissions came down heavily on ICF coaches, recommending their replacement by LHB, says Bibek Debroy.
What you didn't know about Indian trainsRediff.com6 Sep 2016
'Trains, at one point in time, were not just a mode of transport. They told a story,' says Bibek Debroy.
Mystery of the missing trainRediff.com26 Apr 2016
When trains and stations become desirable again, we might have a murder mystery with the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train as a setting.
How India's trains get their namesRediff.com16 Apr 2016
Why is a Katra-Chennai train known as Andaman Express? Since no capitals are involved, why should a Katihar-New Jalpaiguri train be called Capital Express? What about Matysagandha Express, Padmavati Express or Sanghamitra Express?
Engine drivers: Victims of a doomed Railway systemRediff.com21 Jan 2016
While we complain about comfort in coaches, rarely do we think about the comfort of engine drivers.
What is the key to a successful railway networkRediff.com9 Oct 2015
India had its own battle over gauges.
A brilliant plan to turn around the Indian RailwaysRediff.com2 Sep 2015
Indian Railways (IR) will transfer existing assets at nominal values, invite bids and grant concessions for 10-15 years.
How long will the Railways compromise on safety?Rediff.com19 Aug 2015
The maintenance of track is increasingly becoming mechanised and capital-intensive.
Indian Railways certainly deserves a lot more attention, isn't it?Rediff.com24 Jul 2015
The station with the most annual revenue is CST Mumbai, followed by Dadar.