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Title: On a few strategies for a sustainable turnaround of the Indian Railways
Authors: Nag, Bodhibrata
Bannerjee, Ashok
Keywords: Indian Railways
Electric Traction
Network Capacity
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: AR-IIMC
Journal of Institute of Public Enterprise
Series/Report no.: 6(1, 2)
Abstract: The paper focuses on evaluation of the few turn around strategies available with the Indian Railways to improve its operating ratio. The strategies examined are (a) choice of electric traction and the pace of electrification (b) improvement of utilization of network capacity (c) bench marking of maintenance expenses (d) benchmarking staff deployment and (e) inflation indexed tariff. The paper demonstrates that judicious application of these strategies can have substantial impact on the profit margin of the Indian Railways.
Description: Bodhibrata Nag, Department of Operations Management, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata; Ashok Banerjee, Department of Finance and Control, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata
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