Indian Railways operates more than 13,000 passenger trains daily across the country, ferrying 23mn passengers


tonnes of freight moved daily by railways.

67,368 km

rail network currently in operation in India.


dedicated freight corridors coming up.


FDI in railway infrastructure in automatic route.


investment budgeted for the Indian railways over 2018-30.

12 bn

Annual Estimated Passengers in 2031

476,000 ha

of land owned by railways, with major investment opportunities.

National Rail Plan

to integrate rail network with other modes of transport infrastructure.


major railway stations to be redeveloped into world-class transit hubs.

US$16 bn

Revenue from freight traffic (2021)

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation


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IRCTC handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations of the Indian railways.

Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA)


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RLDA is a statutory authority, under the Ministry of Railways, for development of vacant railway land for commercial use for the purpose of generating revenue by non-tariff measures.

Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE)

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Set up in 1979 under the Ministry of Railways, CORE is responsible for carrying out railway electrification over the entire network of Indian Railways.

The Commission of Railway Safety


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The CRS, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, deals with matters pertaining to safety of rail travel and train operation.

Investment Opportunities

  • Large-scale modernisation of railway stations and infrastructure development.
  • PPP encouraged in railways for rail connectivity and capacity augmentation.
  • Opportunities to set up solar panels on the rooftops of narrow rail gauge.
  • 400 stations are to be redeveloped and ticketing system to be modernized.

Key Investors

India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive and capital establishments


India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive, and capital establishments


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