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

12 Bn

Annual Estimated Passengers in 2031

8 MT

Annual Estimated Freight Demand in 2031

2,024 MT

Freight Loading by 2024


FDI in railway infrastructure in automatic route.

US$ 750bn

investment budgeted for the Indian railways over 2018-30.

12 bn

Annual Estimated Passengers in 2031

$17.2 Bn

Revenue from freight traffic

National Rail Plan

to integrate rail network with other modes of transport infrastructure.


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

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)

+91-532- 2407417

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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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