It’s difficult to even imagine, leave alone believe, that the Indian Railways, a Rs 54,700 crore giant, lumbering since 1996, has turned around over the past two years. What turnaround? The stations suck, the trains stink and let’s not even begin to talk about service. Yes, it’s difficult to visualise this turnaround. But if that’s difficult, let me increase the degree of difficulty --- the turnaround has been, and is being, driven by Lalu Prasad, the man accused of driving Bihar aground, single-handedly.
Opinion in The Indian Express, April 05, 2006