The Central Government had leased a Railway land to the Container Corporation of India up to March 31, 2020, but did not plan to sell.
On July 8, 2020, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had tweeted that 151 private train services shall be operational through 109 routes and that this would not privatize the Indian Railways. This move, according to the minister, would enhance the seating capacity and provide a travel experience of higher quality to the passengers. Previously, the Ministry of Railway had invited tenders for private participation in operating trains citing the same reasons.
However, there has been no official announcement by the Indian Railways or the Government of India regarding privatizing land-based property of the Indian Railways.