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Indian railways: where the commuter is king
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Over the past 100 years the population of India registered a fourfold increase from 238 million to 1 billion. However, the urban population grew almost 13 times-as a percentage of the total population, it tripled from 11% to about 34%. In suburbs, railways are a preferred

Turnaround of Indian Railways: A Critical Appraisal of Strategies and Processes
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ABSTRACT Indian Railways (IR), which was declared to be heading towards bankruptcy as per the Expert Group on Indian Railways in 2001, is today the second largest profit making Public Sector Undertaking after ONGC. The fund balance crossed Rs. 12,000 crores in

Greying of Indian railways
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Indian Railways is the largest undertaking in the country employing nearly 1.6 million workers. Salaries, wages, allowances and other benefits for this large workforce account for 56 per cent of the working expenses of the Indian Railways.

Node capacity and terminal management on Indian Railways
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Fixed infrastructure forms a large part of the investment base of a railway. Along with demand assessment, service planning and customer oriented operations, good strategies for the efficient use of fixed assets are crucial for the financial performance and viability of

Total Cost of Ownership for Railway Assets: A Case Study on Boxn Wagons of Indian Railways
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Abstract Decision to purchase any capital equipment must be based on its total cost of ownership (TCO) rather than the usual practice of procurement based on the initial purchase price. In the recent years, TCO has become a part of the strategic cost management and

Marketing Strategies for Freight Traffic on Indian Railways: A Systems Perspective
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ABSTRACT Indian Railways (IR) had lost its market share in high rated freight commodities especially cement, POL, and iron and steel. IR was missing an overall strategy for freight business, which was overcharged without sensitivity to competition. Over time, other

Financial turnaround of the Indian Railways: Good Luck or Good Management?
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ABSTRACT We analyse the factors that led to the turnaround of the Indian Railways from a low performing organisation to a high performing one. Literature on public sector turnaround provides the theoretical underpinnings. Enterprise turnaround is often ascribed to

Analyzing the Passenger Service Quality of the Indian Railways using Railqual: Examining the Applicability of Fuzzy Logic
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ABSTRACT This study identifies the attributes to evaluate the quality of Railway Passenger Services and develops a comprehensive instrument RAILQUAL on the basis of SERVQUAL and Rail Transport quality. Fuzzy set Theory has been applied to evaluate the

Financial Turnaround of the Indian Railways: A Case Study
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ABSTRACT We analyse the factors that led to the turnaround of the Indian Railways from a low performing organisation to a high performing one. Literature on public sector turnaround provides the theoretical underpinnings. Enterprise turnaround is often ascribed to

Private to Public Ownership: A Historical Perspective from Indian Railways
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ABSTRACT Using a new dataset on Indian railways, we study the effects of state ownership on performance between 1874 and 1912. Over this period all the former private railway companies in India were taken over by the Government of India at predetermined dates

Indian Railways: The backbone of service sector
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S Sharma ,onlineijra.com ABSTRACT Starting in 1990s, Indian economy have been sharing a common feature in the composition of it s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the form of the rising contribution of the service sector. Service sector with double-digit growth during the past two year ie 2004-05

Railway Train Ticket Generation through ATM Machine: A Business Application for Indian Railways
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ABSTRACT The reservation of railway tickets in India is done through by either of the two alternatives. The first one is that the individual himself goes to the counter opened by the Indian Railways and book the advance ticket ie reservation of ticket and other one

Turnaround Story of the indian Railways
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S Sriraman The Indian railways, as an organisation, has been the subject matter of study by numerous authors and high-level committees which have examined the different dimensions of the problems and challenges faced by the organisation in an objective way. The book

SUCCESS OF INDIAN RAILWAYS-A TURN AROUND STORY
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V Gupta, V Chouhan ,l of College of Management ,smvdu.ac.in At present Indian Railways (IR) is one of the premier organizations of the world. It s wide and dense network, daily passenger carrying capacity in millions and its reach in even the remotest part of a big and geographically diverse nation like India, makes it special.

Zero-Visibility Navigation For The Indian Railways
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ABSTRACT Every year the Indian Railways incurs heavy losses due to fogs. In last 3 years the Indian Railways has lost in access of 1 lakh crores due cancellation of trains, heavy delay in running trains and accidents occurring due to foggy conditions. Moreover many

OF FATIGUE LIFE OF STEEL GIRDERS OF BRIDGE NO. 110 (Up Line) ACROSS RIVER GANGA ON LUCKNOW-KANPUR SECTION OF INDIAN RAILWAYS
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RK GOEL , OF STANDARD STEEL GIRDERS ON RAILWAY ,rdso.indianrailways.gov.in ABSTRACT Assessment of residual fatigue life of Steel bridges is done by RDSO in case of major bridges referred by Zonal Railways. Conventionally, such assessment requires gauginginstrumentation on the important and critical members of the bridge and fatigue

Innovation and Technology: The Entrepreneurial Aspect of Indian Railways
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S Kishore, A Sahay ,210.212.115.113 ABSTRACT Can Railways, that too Indian, be entrepreneurial? The public at large feels Railways to be a monolith organization devoid of any entrepreneurship. On the contrary, Indian Railways, over the years, has shown sustainability and growth which can happen

Can Government Takeovers Reduce Costs? A Historical Perspective from Indian Railways
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ABSTRACT We study the relationship between operational costs and ownership structure in one of the world s largest railway networks. Between 1874 and 1912, all the former private railway companies in India were taken over by the colonial Government at predetermined

Meeting Passenger Challenges of Indian Railways
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US Jha ,From the Desk of Executive Editor ,rscbrc.indianrailways.gov.in The Indian Railways is facing mammoth task of customer demands for passenger services, particularly during the rush season. Practically these days 80% of the year one is not able to get confirmed reservation even one month in advance. Situation becomes much more

A Comparative analysis of motivation and job satisfaction level of Employees of different departments in indian Railways (Special reference to Rajkot Division of
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1.0 The Indian Railways is a principal service provider in the transport sector in the country. It has already crossed 150 years of its existence. The first train was introduced in India on 16th April, 1853 between Boribandar (Mumbai VT) and Thane. The Indian Railways has

Do Reservation Policies Affect Productivity In The Indian Railways?
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ABSTRACT Our objective in this paper is to shed some empirical light on a claim often made by critics of affirmative action policies: that increasing the representation of members of marginalized communities in jobs–and especially in relatively skilled positions–comes at

Hotel Load in Indian Railways: Energy Conservation in EOG Scheme
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A Khare, S Rangnekar ,researchtrend.net ABSTRACT Fast life and increase in per capita income in India poses ever-growing demand for foremost and convenient train services. Increased numbers of coaches in complete air-conditioned coach trains having End-On-Generation rakes (EOG) need

Public-Private Partnerships and Efficiency: A Historical Perspective from Indian Railways
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D Bogart, L Chaudhary ,socsci.uci.edu ABSTRACT Using a new dataset on Indian railway companies, we study the effects of ownership structure on performance between 1882 and 1912. Over this period, new public- private partnerships came to dominate the scene as former private companies were

An Overview of the R&D Center of Indian Railways
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The first railways in India were built in 1853 and their subsequent continent-wide development saw the appearance of various private railway companies and state-owned railway systems. To enforce standardization and coordination between these sometimes-

CUSTOMERS PERCEPTION OF INDIAN RAILWAYS (SPECIAL REFERENCE TO COIMBATORE REGION)
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N Bharathi ,Tecnia Journal of Management Studies ,tecnia.in ABSTRACT After 1991, the reforms process has gathered some momentum and several important decisions have been taken by the Central and State governments. There are indications that political support for deepening the economic reform process is gradually

My Vision For The Indian Railways
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LP Yadav ,MET LEAGUE OF COLLEGES ,met.edu My vision for the Indian Railways in the year 2020 My mission for the Indian railways till the year 2020 is that it becomes a state of the art transportation system, with the latest technology implemented in it, so as to make it cost effective as well as environmentally

Information Systems Planning: Indian Railways Experience
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S Nayyar, V Gautam, MP Gupta ,iceg.net ABSTRACT The focus of this study is information systems development in the Indian Railroads performing in the ambit of the government sector and the concomitant pressures. It tries to address the relationships among work systems and Information Systems in order to

Human Behavioral Aspects of Level Crossing Safety with Special Reference to Indian Railways
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ABSTRACT Railway level crossings (LC) are the interface between roads and railway tracks, and as such are the potential site for vehicletrain collisions and incidents. About 95% of accidents are caused by road users? misuse. Behavioural science is an academic and

Strategies for Improving Indian Railways Market Share of Port Based Coal Traffic: A Diagnostic Study
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ABSTRACT India is a vast country. After its independence in 1947, it steadily lost its position in international trade. With the beginning of economic liberalization in 1991, it has taken new initiatives in integrating itself with the world economy. Import restrictions have been

Water Management System of Stations on Indian Railways
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YN Babu, S Kumar, UV Singh ,From the Desk of ,rscbrc.indianrailways.gov.in 1 Synopsis The importance of water as a vital resource to the life system and an essential component of societal development need no emphasis. As we all know that total supply of water from nature is limited, it becomes our sacred duty to conserve water.

Salient Aspects of the Growth Story of Indian Railways
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ABSTRACT This paper makes an attempt to provide a broad overview of the salient aspects of the growth story of Indian Railways (IR) since independence. More specifically, the study aims to analyse the trends of output and employment for the period 1981-82 through 2007

FATIGUE LIFE ASSESSMENT OF STEEL GIRDER BRIDGES ON INDIAN RAILWAYS–A STUDY BASED ON NEW FATIGUE PROVISIONS
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1.1 Indian Railway has recently permitted over utilization of carrying capacity of it s wagons for generating extra revenue. This has increased axle loads of wagons and the magnitude of trailing load (TLD) has been increased from 8.25 t per meter to 9.33 t per meter.

State Ownership, Productivity and Colonialism: The Case of Indian Railways
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D Bogart, L Chaudhary ,lse.ac.uk ABSTRACT Using a new data set on Indian railways, we study the effects of state ownership on total factor productivity. Despite the move to greater state ownership, Indian railways experienced rapid TFP growth of 1.7 percent per year from 1874 to 1912. Moreover, we

Public-Private Partnership in Indian Railways
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Executive Summary Choosing a project was not an easy task considering the fact that none of the ones mentioned in the project list given to us caught my attention. I have always been fascinated by Railways-not only as a mode of transportation but also as a uniting factor in

Global Heavy Haul Experience and Indian Railways
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MM Agarwal, KK Miglani ,rites.com The authors have examined the problems faced by some of the important heavy haul systems in the world railways, in construction and operation, with special reference to Indian Railways. The main problems which require to be addressed have been highlighted in the

Risk Management in Large Information Systems (IS) Projects: A Case Study of the Indian Railways Computerized Passenger Reservation System?
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Kumar is an auto-rickshaw driver in Bangalore. He moved to Bangalore from rural Mandya with his wife and two sons a few years ago in search of a better life for his family and good education for his sons. He travels with the family to Mandya for festivals by train and uses

CONTROLDATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM (SCADA) OF 25 KV AC TRACTION SYSTEM FOR MUMBAI SUBURBAN SECTION ON INDIAN RAILWAYS (IR)
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The paper is about the design, developmentcommissioning of protectionsupervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to meet special requirements of 25 kV ac traction system on Mumbai suburban section. The existing scenario of protection and

Restructuring of Indian Railways
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S Morris, R Jain, A Dinakar, D Chakraborty, P Yadav ,3inetwork.org The role played by the Indian Railways in our country s socio-political development is indisputable. Apart from its stated duty of transporting men and goods across the length and breadth of the country, it has played a stellar role in times of natural and man-made

Strategies for Improved Servicing of the Customers: Case of Ghaziabad Goods Shed of theIndian Railways
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ABSTRACT The Ghaziabad (GZB) goods shed was one of the top rail goods handling points in the National Capital Region (NCR). The growth was expected to be robust in the forthcoming years, since GZB and Noida were high growth districts in the Uttar Pradesh

Turnaround of Indian Railways: Increasing the Axle Loading
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calendar year 2006. This circular essentially extended the pilot project of increasing the

Engines of Growth: The Productivity Advance of Indian Railways, 1874-1912
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D Bogart, L Chaudhary ,socsci.uci.edu ABSTRACT While other sectors of the Indian economy enjoyed limited productivity growth under the British Raj, railways were an exception. In this paper, we present new estimates of total factor productivity (TFP) using railway-level data on outputs and inputs from 1874 to 1912.

Government Ownership and Productivity: A Historical Perspective from Indian Railways
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D Bogart, L Chaudhary ,ahes.ier.hit-u.ac.jp ABSTRACT Using a new dataset on Indian railways, we study the effects of state ownership on productivity between 1874 and 1912. Despite the move to greater state ownership, Indian railways experienced rapid TFP growth of 1.7 percent per year in this period. Moreover,

Public Expenditure Accountability of the Indian Railways
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In a largely government controlled economy, the Indian Railways (IR) has been used as a tool of dispatch towards government objectives. A separate budget owing to historical circumstances is just one of the features that mark the close bondage between the

Experiences of various forms of Commercial Partnership in Indian Railways
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This paper brings out issues of governance between the Ministry of Railways and various service delivering commercial entities under the Ministry. Some of this is accentuated by both the ministerial and administrative powers vested in the same body, namely the

Sustainability of the Indian Railways Turnaround: A Stage Theory Perspective
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ABSTRACT Turnarounds are like exciting thrillers which describe dramatic recovery of declining organizations. Since such recoveries have great relevance for the economic development particularly of developing countries facing resource scarcity, researchers with increasing

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The Marginal Cost Of Railway Track Renewals: A Sample Selection Modelling Approach
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ABSTRACT Economic theory advocates marginal cost pricing for efficient utilisation of transport infrastructure. A growing body of literature has emerged on the issue of marginal infrastructure wear and tear costs, but the majority of the work is focused on costs for 

Emerging Condition Monitoring Technologies for Railway Track Components and Special Trackwork
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ABSTRACT North American Railroads and the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) require periodic inspection of railway infrastructure to ensure the safety of railway operation. Tracks that are subjected to heavy 

Lumped mass model of vertical dynamic coupling of a railway track on elastic homogeneous or layered halfspace
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ABSTRACT The mechanical model of track and foundation is presented in this paper, considering a lumped mass model for the soil. From the Lysmer Analog model, widely used for soil impedance characterisation, an extension is proposed considering the coupling 

Three Dimensional Finite Element Analysis of Railway Track
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ABSTRACT A ballast and a subballast layer placed above a compacted subgrade (formation soil) is the conventional structure of a railway track system. Upgrading the tracks with the current traffic condition requires the new design methodologies and the parametric studies 

Field and laboratory procedures for investigating the fouling process within railway trackballast
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ABSTRACT This project details the field and laboratory methods designed and employed to investigate railway track fouling near Joliette, QC. A field trenching methodology was developed to obtain samples at specific locations within the rail embankment. During the 

Evaluation of conventional methods in analysis and design of railway track system
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ABSTRACT Current practices in railway track analysis and design are reviewed and discussed in this paper. The mechanical behavior of railway track structure comprising of various components has not been fully understood due to the railway track structural complexity. 

EFFECT OF RAILWAY TRACK ELEMENTS PROPERTIES ON STRESSES DISTRIBUTION
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The railway track elements (iron rail bars, concrete sleepers, crushed stone layers, base or ballast layer and the subgrade layer) play an important role to resist the stresses resulting from the movement of trains on this track line, the basic purpose for the railway 

Influence of the Depth of Long-Wavelength Defects on the Actions on a Railway Track
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ABSTRACT. The defects with long wavelength, which play a key role on track deflection and the loads that develop, are analyzed using the second order differential equation of motion. The dynamic stiffness coefficient of the track, as well as the ratio between the period of the 

Benefit-Cost Analysis of Heavy Haul Railway Track Upgrade for Safety and Efficiency
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Summary: Upgrading track quality offers potential safety and service quality benefits because it can reduce both derailment rate and transportation time. However track upgrades are costly and increase capital and operating expense for upgrade and maintenance. A 

Movement of Water Through Ballast and Subballast for Dual-Line Railway Track
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The purpose of effective track design is to ensure that load from trains can be safely supported by subgrade soils, which are likely to be affected by water. Because it is almost impossible to prevent water from entering the ballasted track and therefore affecting the 

Optimization of balise placement in a railway track using a vehicle, an odometer and genetic algorithm
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This study presents optimization of balise placements in a multi-sensor architecture for onboard navigation system of a train, which runs on a track equipped with balise-based signaling system. Determination of locations of balises depends on a variety of 

Rubber Pad Intensity and Track Stiffness of Double Slip Turnout in Heavy Haul Railway
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ABSTRACT Double slip turnout is common in heavy haul railway and due to its complex structure, its maintenance is difficult as well as important. Focusing on No. 12 double slip turnout (75 kg/m rail), this study analyzed the intensity of the different slotted rubber pad 

Behaviour of a portion of railway track under maintenance operation
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ABSTRACT The track deterioration rate is strongly influenced by the ballast behaviour under traffic. In order to restore the initial track geometry, different maintenance processes are performed, like tamping, dynamic stabilisation. A better understanding of the ballast 

A full-scale laboratory investigation into railway track substructure performance and ballast reinforcement
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To reduce railway track maintenance costs and meet the growing demand for rail travel the railway industry needs to significantly increase the performance of old existing tracks and design any new tracks accordingly. In this thesis, a new full-scale laboratory 

Study of Dynamic Effect of Track Irregularities on Railway Track System
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ABSTRACT The dynamic behavior of a typical Indian Railway track system due to the effect of track irregularities has been studied, with special emphasis on track modulus. The analysis of the track system has been done using the commercially available finite element 

Railway track stiffness variations–consequences and countermeasures
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ABSTRACT The track stiffness experienced by a train will vary along the track. Sometimes the stiffness variation may be very large within a short distance. One example is when an unsupported sleeper is hanging in the rail. Track stiffness is then, locally at that sleeper, 

Marginal railway track renewal costs: a survival data approach
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The purpose is to derive the effect from increased traffic volumes on rail renewal cycle lengths and to calculate associated marginal costs. A flow sample of censored data containing almost 1 300 observations on the Swedish main railway network is used. We 

Wheel-rail profiles matching design considering railway track parameters
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ABSTRACT The profile of wheel/rail has great concern with the vehicle running safety, the wheel/rail wear and the rolling contact fatigue between wheel and rail, due to its severer impact on the dynamic behavior of both the railway vehicle/track, and the wheel/rail rolling 

A SAGA OF 150 GLORIOUS YEARS OF INDIAN RAILWAYS
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RR BHANDARI ln the year ltitlltfl, Queen lrlliaahetli granted a ehartet tn the l.£} I 1Clt] I t East lndian Ceinipaiiy under the title tit The Gnirernetr and Cnmfpaini of Me1 chants ntLnt1dntt Trading lntn the East Indies . During the next twti hundred years, seven stthseqnent

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