GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

NEW DELHI, Nov 22 (FAM) – Despite some improvement in recent years, trains operating in India are plagued with problems including outdated infrastructure, slow speeds, and potential safety and management issues, when compared with China’s railway networks, according to several visitors and businessmen who have travelled by train in both countries.

A 32-year-old Beijing-based white-collar worker surnamed Jiang, who went to India in the summer of 2014, described the experience of taking a train there as “unforgettable.”  “India’s train station seemed very accessible and passengers didn’t need to show their tickets to conductors in order to get into the train,” Jiang told the Global Times on Monday.